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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lowe Farm School No. 1033 (Lowe Farm, RM of Morris)

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The Lowe Farm School District was established formally in June 1899 and a one-room school building was erected in the village of Lowe Farm in the Rural Municipality of Morris. It was replaced in 1913 by a two-storey structure made of locally manufactured concrete blocks. Crowding caused by the introduction of a high school program necessitated the addition of a small building, in 1926. Another building was built east of the concrete-block school in 1936, followed three years later by a two-roomed building made of red bricks. A four-classroom brick veneer building was added to the site in 1955, including the school’s first auditorium. In the summer of 1956, the concrete block building was sold at auction and dismantled. It became the Lowe Farm Consolidated School No. 2377 when, in July 1959, it merged with St. Peter’s School No. 1031, Heabert School No. 1282, and Neufeld School No. 1580, later becoming part of the Morris-Macdonald School Division. The present school building was constructed in 1961 on a different site from the original structure.

Principals

Period

Principal

1926-1944

Isaak J. Warkentin (1885-1971)

1944-1946

A. J. Sawatzky

1946-1949

William Friesen

1949-1950

John D. Bell

1950-1965

John Enns

1965-1969

Hardy Kehler

1969-1971

D. Dalby

1971-1973

W. Kehler

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Lowe Farm School

Lowe Farm School, built of concrete blocks in 1913 (no date) by A. J. Manning
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 44.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.35593, W97.58555
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lowe Farm Monument (Lowe Farm, RM of Morris)

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

Sources:

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

Reflections of Lowe Farm, 1899-1999 by the Lowe Farm History Book Committee.

Aerial photograph A11637-162 [1948], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

We thank Mariette Allen for assistance in locating an aerial photograph of Lowe Farm School.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 December 2014

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