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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holland Consolidated School No. 390 (Holland, RM of Victoria)

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

Holland Consolidated School, in the village of Holland in the Rural Municipality of Victoria, was formed in November 1905 from the consolidation of Holland School No. 390 (established at Holland in 1885) and Dawson School No. 117 (established at NW36-24-6W in 1881). It was one of the first two school consolidations in Manitoba, the other being at Virden.

An eight-classroom high school, designed by local architect Andrew Maxwell, was built by contractor R. N. Wyatt at a site facing Stewart Avenue in late 1913, at a cost of $25,500. It was opened in December at a formal ceremony attended by the Minister of Education G. R. Coldwell, Education Chief Clerk Robert Fletcher, School Inspector S. E. Lang, Winnipeg school architect J. B. Mitchell, MLA George Steel, local school board chair W. R. Ross, and former teachers R. J. Mills and A. A. Herriot.

A war memorial on the grounds in front of the school is still present at the site, but the school building is gone.

Principals

Period

Principal

1903-1904

Wilfred John Fee (1881-1933)

1904-1905

J. H. Marsh

1905-1911

Archibald Adam Herriot (1881-1956)

1911-1912

?

1912-1913

Duncan Alexander Baxter (1872-1964)

1913-1918

A. D. Johnson

1918-1920

Luella Gertrude Lick Smith (1896-1963)

1920-1921

John Francis Goodwin (1885-1975)

1921-1922

W. White

1922-1925

J. N. Clark

1925-1931

Cecil James Hutchings (1897-1983)

1931-1932

John Leslie “Jack” Morrow (1896-1989)

1932-1934

John Bruce Day (1902-1955)

1934-1940

John Hamilton Menzies (1904-1998)

1940-1941

Eldon M. Elliott

1941-1946

Frederick Adam Hodgkinson (1912-2004)

1946-1948

Frederick James Hall (1892-1977)

1948-1955

James Austin Delgaty (1894-1974)

1955-1958

Joseph Albert Mayers (1909-1980)

1958-1960

J. Lord

1960-1966

A. H. Badgley

Teachers

Among the teachers of Holland School were A. J. Manning, R. J. Mills, A. A. Herriot, Ida E. Brown Sanderson (1947-1951), and Eleanor Ada Fraser Paxton.

Photos & Coordinates

Holland School

Holland School (circa 1906)
Source: Education Department Report, 1906, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Postcard view of Holland School

Postcard view of Holland School (circa 1908) by Winnipeg Photo Company
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0345.

Postcard view of Holland School

Postcard view of Holland School (no date)
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0081.

Postcard view of Holland High School, built in late 1913

Postcard view of Holland High School, built in late 1913 (no date) by C. I. Meyers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 75.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.59591, W98.88007
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holland School / Empire School No. 216 / Murchison Church Plaque (RM of Minto-Odanah)

Sources:

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

“Tenders for building,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 May 1913, page 2.

“Holland school formally opened,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 December 1913, page 7.

“Holland, Man”, Western Canada Fire Underwriters’ Association map, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Eleanor Ada Paxton], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 1998, page 17.

Manitoba Permit Teachers of World War II, compiled by Louisa Loeb, Winnipeg: Hyperion Press Ltd., 2007.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Rob McInnes for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 October 2019

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