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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leary School No. 1540 (Municipality of Lorne)

The Leary School District was established in May 1910. The following year, a school building was constructed at NW13-6-8W in what is now the Municipality of Lorne. The school was named after the Leary family, who founded the nearby Leary Brickworks. It was a union school, drawing its students from three adjoining municipalities: the RM of Lorne, RM of Thompson, and RM of Dufferin. The district was dissolved in 1958 and the school building was later demolished.

Leary School

Leary School (date unknown) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 136.

Leary School

Leary School (date unknown)
Source: Leary Collection (Ina Bramadat)

A concrete foundation of the former Leary School building at the left side of the photograph is concealed by trees

A concrete foundation of the former Leary School building at the left side of the photograph is concealed by trees (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The concrete steps of the former Leary School building

The concrete steps of the former Leary School building (June 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.48045, W98.43125
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leary Brickworks (RM of Lorne)

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.

School Bells & Honey Pails: A GPS Tour of Local Country Schools, Dufferin Historical Museum, circa 2011, 74 pages.

We thank Doug Irwin and Ina Bramadat for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 June 2021

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