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Historic Sites of Manitoba: East Ward School (200 Fourth Street, Brandon)

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Built in 1904 at the southwest corner of the intersection of Fourth Street with Princess Avenue in Brandon, the two-storey East Ward School was intended as a complement to the West Ward School that served the western parts of the city. It hosted students in grades one and two before transferring them to the Central School for subsequent grades. However, its life was short because a replacement, renamed King George School, was built just four years later at a site farther east.





Jean Hyslop McQueen White (1878-1964)


Edna Elder




School Year



Miss E. C. Bastedo (1900), Miss Kate McLeod


Miss Gordon (grade 1), Miss McQueen (grade 2)


Miss Gordon (grade 1), Miss McQueen (grade 2)


Miss McQueen (grade 2)


Miss Alexander (grade 1), Miss McQueen (grade 2)


Miss McQueen (grade 2), Bertha Strome (grade 1)


Miss Edna Elder (grade 2), Miss Bessie McNabb (grade 1)


Miss Edna Elder (grade 2), Miss Bessie McNabb (grade 2)

One of the other teachers who worked at East Ward School was Clara Alexander, later the wife of hockey player Joe Hall.

Photos & Maps

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84675, W99.94364
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Park School / West Ward School (Lorne Avenue, Brandon)


“Changes in teaching staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 19 October 1900, page 1.

“1,000 children now on the rolls,” Brandon Daily Sun, 6 September 1901, page 1.

“School notes,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1902, page 1.

“The city schools reopen Thursday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1904, page 4.

“Teaching staff of schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 7 September 1905, page 6.

“Schools will open Tuesday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1907, page 1.

“Teachers for city schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1908, page 1.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 12 October 2018

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