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Historic Sites of Manitoba: General Wolfe School (Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg)

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General Wolfe School, named for the military general who won the battle at the Plains of Abraham for British forces, was constructed in 1920 by day labourers working for the Sutherland Construction Company. Designed by local architect J. N. Semmens, the one-storey, 16-classroom structure (with an assembly hall as the sole space on a small second storey) was designed to accommodate 720 students. Initially intended as an elementary school, at various times through its history, the building was used as a High School (later transferred to Daniel McIntyre Collegiate) and a Junior High School (tranferred from Greenway School).

Principals of General Wolfe School

Period

Principal

1920-1924

Percy Dewart Harris (1871-1953)

1924-1928

Raymond George Pannell (1894-1936)

1928-1945

Herbert Wellington Huntley (1879-1974)

1945-1955

Arthur Herbert Hoole (1889-1991)

1955-1956

Archibald Cameron McMurchy (1900-1982)

1956-1969

George Edward Whitlaw (1904-1996)

1969-1973

C. Martin

Teachers of General Wolfe School

No information.

Photos & Maps

General Wolfe School

General Wolfe School (1920)
Source: Winnipeg School Board, Annual Report 1920, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

General Wolfe School

General Wolfe School (no date)
Source: Winnipeg School Division

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89361, W97.17110
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Montcalm School (Tecumseh Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Winnipeg schools, No. 40—General Wolfe,” Manitoba Free Press, 1 December 1922, page 5.

We thank the Winnipeg School Division for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2014

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