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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Maison St. Joseph / St. Joseph College / Providence University College (Otterburne, RM of DeSalaberry)

This impressive three-storey brick building in the community of Otterburne in the Rural Municipality of DeSalaberry was once an orphanage, operated between 1912 and 1954 by the Clercs de St. Viateur of Montreal. From 1954 to 1967, the Roman Catholic Church used it for a private secondary school known as St. Joseph College. It sat vacant for three years then, as of 1970, it became the home for Providence University College, an evangelical Christian college and seminary.

Maison St. Joseph

Postcard view of Maison St. Joseph (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0333

St. Joseph Seminary

St. Joseph Seminary (July 1965)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7452, Album 18, Page 1.

Maison St. Joseph

The former Maison St. Joseph, now Providence College (August 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.50134, W97.04616
denoted by symbol on the map above


Index of Child-Care Institutions, Association of Manitoba Archives.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 September 2015

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