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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Detention Home School (189 Evanson Street, Winnipeg)

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Located near the original site of Grace Hospital, this facility served the educational needs of children who were detained, incarcerated, or taken into protective custody. Operated by the Winnipeg School Division, the Detention Home and School was later relocated to the west side of Sherbrook Street, just north of Portage Avenue.





Grace Emma James Palmer (1874-1939)


Miss D. Connor


Mrs. Mary A. McIntyre


Among the other teachers of the Detention Home School was T. O’Neill (1917-1918).

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88317, W97.17047
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Deaf and Dumb Institute / Manitoba School for the Deaf / Winnipeg Juvenile Court / Detention Home for Juveniles / Detention Home School (Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)


“Assignment of teachers for Winnipeg Schools which open on Sept. 15,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 September 1911, page 9.

“City schools staff assembling in Sept.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 August 1912, page 8.

“Opening of the Winnipeg public schools has been set for Monday next,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 August 1913, pages 1 and 2.

“Here’s your teacher!” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1914, page 6.

“School Board assigns teachers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 August 1915, page 9.

“Reduce staff of teachers at high schools Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1916, pages 1 & 12.

“Boundaries of schools are named,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 August 1917, page 9.

“Complete plans to open schools Tuesday for 30,000 children,” Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 30 August 1918, page 14.

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 3 March 2017

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