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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley School No. 9 (Headingley)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A monument for Headingley School is situated along Bridge Road in the Rural Municipality of Headingley. Built in 1910 on a design by architect Arthur F. Nesbitt, the two-classroom structure replaced an earlier school destroyed by fire on 14 January 1910. Students in grades 1 to 5 had classes in one room while those in grades 6 to 10 had classes in the other.

After the school closed, the building stood vacant. It was vandalized extensively and school records left in the building were destroyed. The building was later demolished. Students went to a newly-constructed Phoenix School nearby. The monument at the former school site was erected in 1999 by the Headingley Historical Society.

Principals

Period

Principal

1938-1940

Emerson Lloyd Arnett (1911-1975)

1940-1941

Dorothy Ellen Swinburne Levine (c1905-1971)

1941-1943

Charlotte M. Finlay

1943-1944

?

1944-1946

Alexander Russell “Alex” Paterson (1882-1958)

1946-1955

?

1955-1956

Abram William “Abe” Krahn (1923-2016)

After 1956

See Phoenix School

Teachers

Among the other teachers who worked at Headingley School were Jessie Matheson Iverach (1936-1940, daughter of David Iverach), Dorothy Currie (1943-1944), Mrs. Emily Priest (1944-1947), Mr. A. R. Patterson (1944-1947), Mrs. Selma M. Hardy (1947-1951), Molly Charlotte Finkbeiner (1952-1953), Miss Sarah B. Steel (1953-1954), Mr. P. Alexiuk (1954-1955), and Mrs. Viola Dufresne (1955-1956).

Photos & Maps

Headingley School

Headingley School (1920s) by E. D. Parker
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 5.

Headingley School

Headingley School monument (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87432, W97.40494
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley School No. 9 (Headingley)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Phoenix School No. 1528 (Headingley)

Sources:

Canada voters lists, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

History of Headingley & Phoenix Schools: 1856-1974 by Mrs. N. Ramsay, St. James Assiniboia School Division, 1974.

Headingley: Pioneers Past & Present by Murray Peterson and Georgia Anderson Taillieu, Headingley Historical Society, 2003.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Larry Taylor, James Arnett, William McArthur, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2017

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