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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lothair School No. 678 (Municipality of Riverdale)

The Lothair School District was established formally in January 1892 and a one-classroom wood frame school was constructed at NE26-12-22W in the Municipality of Riverdale. It was destroyed by fire on 29 May 1923 and a new building replaced it at NW25-12-22W. The school closed in June 1956 and the district was dissolved in 1959. The former school building was used for some years as a community centre then was moved to Rivers. It is commemorated by a stone monument dedicated in July 1983.

Among the teachers of Lothair School through the years were Miss Winn, Mr. Mickle, Mr. Bowden, Hilda Gilman Seater, Florence Harvey, Miss White, Joan Sirett, Dorothy Bell, Mary Cole, Miss B. Hunt, and Mac Gillies.

Lothair School

Lothair School (no date) by A. J. Hatcher
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 107.

Lothair School commemorative monument

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

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.04868, W100.37027
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Bradwardine and District: A Century and More, 1880-2003 by Bradwardine History Book Committee, 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2021

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