Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fleming School (2320 Louise Avenue, Brandon)
Built in 1914 on a design by Brandon architect Walter Henderson 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.
Photos & Coordinates
“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.
“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: 23 January 2021