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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kennedy School No. 1443 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Kennedy School District was formally organized in December 1907 and a building was erected the next year at this site in the Rural Municipality of North Cypress. The school closed in the early 1940s and its students went to Wellwood Consolidated School No. 135. The district was dissolved in January 1966 and the building was torn down around 1970. A cairn at the former school site was dedicated in 2010 in memory of Gordon and Winnie Kennedy.

Kennedy School

Kennedy School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 118.

The former Kennedy School building

The former Kennedy School building (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Wellwood District 9.

The former Kennedy School building

The former Kennedy School building (1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Wellwood District 8.

Kennedy School commemorative monument

Kennedy School commemorative monument (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.04867, W99.40830
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: New Kennedy School No. 1573 (Municipality of Rhineland)

Sources:

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 James Kennedy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Allan Drysdale and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 April 2021

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