Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

Pakistan Lecture 2019
Pakistan
Lunch &
Lecture

MHS Fundraising Dinner
MHS
Fundraising
Dinner

MHS Multicultural Dinner 2019
2019
Multicultural
Dinner

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lowestoft School No. 509 (RM of Roland)

The Lowestoft School District was established formally in May 1887 and a schoolhouse operated at SE28-4-4W in the Rural Municipality of Roland. The district was dissolved in 1954 and its catchment area became part of the Roland Consolidated School District. As of the late 1980s, the former school building was reportedly located at SW27-4-4W, being used as a garage. It was not found there during a 2013 site visit. A metal sign commemorates the school at the original site.

Postcard view of Lowestoft School

Postcard view of Lowestoft School (1904)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2012-0152

The former Lowestoft School

The former Lowestoft School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1143.

Lowestoft School commemorative sign

Lowestoft School commemorative sign (October 2018)
Source: Art Peers

Site Location (lat/long): N49.32628, W97.93450
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Cummin’s Rural Directory Map for Manitoba published by the Cummins Map Company, 404 Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg, 1923. [Copies held by Edward M. Ledohowski and Gordon Goldsborough]

Aerial photograph A11637-135 [1948], Manitoba Air Photo Library.

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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Art Peers for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2018

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other

Please note that inclusion in this collection does not mean that a particular site has special status or protection. Some sites are on private property and permission must be secured from the owner prior to visiting.

Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.


Search Tips | Suggest a Site | FAQ | Acknowledgements

Send inquiries to the MHS Webmaster.

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.