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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hollywood School No. 1279 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

A monument in the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone marks the location of the Hollywood School from 1904 to 1963. The school district was formed in 1903. A lumber school was built on the site, SE20-17-9W, in 1904 and was used until 1954 when another school a teacherage was built. It was used continuously until the school ceased operation in 1963. These buildings also served as a center for Christmas concerts, dances, picnics, and other community events. In 1967, the Hollywood School District was dissolved and its catchment area was added to the Langruth Consolidated School District.

Among the teachers of Hollywood School was Miss Marlene Dobson (1953-1954).

Hollywood School

Hollywood School (no date) by C. K. Rogers
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 90.

Hollywood School

Hollywood School (circa 1953)
Source: Marlene Beattie

Hollywood School commemorative monument

Hollywood School commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.46203, W98.66423
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Langruth news,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 3 September 1953, page 11.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank Marlene Beattie and Ed Arndt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 December 2019

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