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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fleming School (2320 Louise Avenue, Brandon)

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Built in 1914 on a design by Brandon architect W. H. Shillinglaw, Fleming School was named for the city’s first physician, Alexander Fleming. Initially consisting of six classrooms, the brick structure underwent two major renovations. In 1953, an 8,875-square-foot, one storey addition was made on its south side. Nine years later, a 5,395-square-foot, two storey addition was built on the west side. This second addition included a gymnasium.

The school closed in June 2005 and, as of late 2006, the building was used as a high school by the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. The building was sold to the band in December 2010.

Principals

Period

Principal

1914-1921

Miss Ethel A. Paisley

1921-1922

O. N. Riddle

1922-1923

J. E. McDowe

1923-1928

William Arthur Wood (?-1978)

1928-1929

Neil McLennan

1929-1938

Allan R. Mitchell

1938-1941

Emerson Goldwin Christilaw (1904-1978)

1941-1942

James Irving Bateman (1911-2000)

1942-1943

Henry Frederick Hyson (1904-1979)

1943-1949

Edythe May Wood (1904-1998)

1949-1955

Betty Gibson (1911-2001)

1955-1959

?

1959-1966

James Irving Bateman (1911-2000)

1966-1973

Colin M. Mailer

1973-?

Emelia Hudy

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1930-1931

Margaret Doak, Evelyn Fisher, Mary Harrup, Elizabeth F. Pottinger, M. M. Wilson

1931-1932

Nellie Ambrose, Margaret Doak, Evelyn Fisher, Mary Harrup, Mrs. M. M. Wilson

1932-1933

Nellie Ambrose, Margaret Doak, Evelyn M. Fisher, Mary A. Harrup, Mary M. Wilson

1933-1934

?

1934-1935

Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Evelyn Fraser, Miss Kay Fraser, Miss E. L. Nicol, Mrs. M. M. Wilson

1935-1936

Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Evelyn Fisher, Miss Kay M. Fraser, Miss E. L. Nicol, Mrs. M. M. Wilson

1936-1937

Dilys Davies, Evelyn M. Fisher, Kay M. Fraser, E. L. Nicol, Mrs. M. M. Wilson

1937-1938

Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Irene Drysdale, Miss Winnie Hunt, Miss A. Walker, Mrs. Mary M. Wilson

1938-1939

Miss A. S. Bailey (England), Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Irene Drysdale, Miss A. Walker, Mrs. M. Wilson

1939-1940

Miss Margaret Collins, Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Irene Drysdale, Miss Alexandrina Walker, Mrs. Mary M. Wilson

1940-1941

Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Irene Drysdale, Miss Georgina Sanford, Miss Alexandrina Walker

1941-1942

Dilys Davies, Georgina Sanford, Alexandrina Walker, Barbara Yaeger

1942-1943

Miss Alice F. Braund, Miss Dilys Davies, Miss Georgina Sanford, Miss Alexandrina Walker

1943-1944

Alice Braund, Dilys Davies, Doreen Franklin, A. Walker

1944-1967

?

1967-1968

Mr. G. A. Auriat (grade 5), Miss M. Collins (grade 1), Mrs. T. Cullen, Mrs. W. M. Curtis (grade 4), Miss W. Greaves (grade 4), Mrs. E. H. Hammond, Miss M. B. Ilott (grade 2), Colin M. Mailer (grade 6), Mrs. R. Moore (ungraded), Mrs. R. H. Patmore (grade 3), Mrs. E. Penner (kindergarten), Miss B. L. Thompson (grade 6), Mr. L. Veale

Photos & Maps

Fleming School

Fleming School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 134.

Fleming School

Fleming School (October 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84360, W99.96935
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Have full staff of teachers for public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1923, page 1.

“List of teachers public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 1 September 1930.

“All schools to open Monday for fall term here,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1931.

“One addition only to city schools staff,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1932.

“Some changes on teaching staff of public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1934.

“Schools to open Tuesday for fall term in city,” Brandon Daily Sun, 31 August 1935.

“Few changes in teaching staff as all schools in city open Monday morning,” Brandon Daily Sun, 29 August 1936.

“Five new teachers on staff of Brandon schools for fall term commencing next week,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1937.

“Teaching staff public school,” Brandon Daily Sun, 30 August 1938.

“Schools staff public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 2 September 1939.

“Seven changes on teaching staff of the public schools,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 September 1940.

“Important changes made in teaching staff for opening schools here Tuesday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 27 August 1941.

“Elementary and junior high schools open tomorrow for fall term after long holidays,” Brandon Daily Sun, 26 August 1942.

“Eleven new teachers on staff as schools prepare to open for fall term commencing Monday,” Brandon Daily Sun, 28 August 1943.

Brandon Elementary Schools, 1867-1979, Canada-Confederation, Brandon School Division, 1967.

“Artifacts, pictures attract attention at Fleming school anniversary tea”, Brandon Sun, 2 November 1974, page 10.

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

“Fleming School, land up for sale”, Brandon Sun, 10 August 2005, page A3.

History of Brandon School Division - Fleming School, Brandon School Division.

We thank Greg Sigurdson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2014

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