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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mason School No. 2149 (RM of Stanley)

The Mason School District was organized in May 1926, named for Alexander George Mason who settled in the area in 1881. The district operated a school building, formerly used as Wakeham School, on the southwest quarter of 27-1-5 west of the Principal Meridian in the Rural Municipality of Stanley. In 1969, it became part of the Western School Division No. 47. The present building replaced the original structure in 1948 and was used until declining student enrollment caused its permanent closure, as one of the last one-room schoolhouses in Manitoba, in June 2002. A commemorative monument was erected at the site in June 2002 by the Western School Division and the RM of Stanley.

The original Mason School building

The original Mason School building (no date) by G. G. Neufeld
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 104.

The former Mason School building and commemorative monument

The former Mason School building and commemorative monument (November 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.06638, W98.06544
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wakeham School No. 773 (RM of Stanley)

Sources:

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 John Loewen and Alan Mason for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2018

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