Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lydiatt School No. 1199 (Lydiatt, RM of Brokenhead)

Known originally as the Reichenbach School District when it was organized formally in January 1902, it was renamed Lydiatt sometime before 1926. A one-room schoolhouse operated at the southwest corner of SW9-12-8E in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead. The district was dissolved in 1968 and its catchment area became part of the Agassiz School Division. The former school was later renovated into a private residence.

Among the teachers of Lydiatt School was Gerhard Lohrenz (1931-1938).

Lydiatt School

Lydiatt School (no date) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 76.

The former Lydiatt School building

The former Lydiatt School building (March 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.98846, W96.45174
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. John’s Lutheran Church and Cemetery (Lydiatt, RM of Brokenhead)


School District Formation Files [Lydiatt School District No. 1199], GR1688, E0027, Archives of Manitoba.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.

Page revised: 18 April 2020

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