Historic Sites of Manitoba: DeClare School No. 353 (RM of Ellice-Archie)

DeClare School District No. 353 was formally established in August 1884 and a school building was erected on the northeast quarter of 4-15-28 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Ellice-Archie. It closed in July 1957 and its remaining students went to Roselea School No. 278 or Rutherglen Consolidated School No. 1297. As of 1986, the building was apparently standing at SE10-15-29W. A concrete monument commemorates the school, as well as former and present residents of the DeClare district.

Among the teachers of DeClare School was R. A. McDoughry (1884) and Mabel Hill (1937).

DeClare School

DeClare School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 24.

The former DeClare School

The former DeClare School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 35.

DeClare School commemorative monument

DeClare School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.25510, W101.27970
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rutherglen Consolidated School No. 1297 (McAuley, RM of Ellice-Archie)


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2021

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