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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meadowdale School No. 955 (RM of St. Andrews)

The Meadowdale School District was established in July 1898 and a one-room schoolhouse operated at SE24-14-3E in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews. After a new school building was constructed, the original building was sold and moved to a nearby property where it was used as a workshop and granary. It was later demolished and the lumber was used to build a new residence. The school closed around 1965 and the district was dissolved. Its catchment area became part of the Clandeboye Consolidated School District. The building was later destroyed by fire.

Among the teachers of Meadowdale School were B. Coupland (1907), Miss Ann H. Dearlove (1939-1940, 1944-1946), Marjorie Evelyn Crerar (1940-1943), Miss Christina Leask (1943-1944), and Nicholas Melnychuk.

Meadowdale School

Meadowdale School (no date) by H. D. Cumming
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 29.

Students at Meadowdale School

Students at Meadowdale School (circa 1941)
Source: Ruth Bowser Hooker and Joen Hadfield

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.20425, W97.04917
denoted by symbol on the map above


Stonewall East topographic map, 62H/11 East, Edition 1, 1952, Series A743 [UFS Reference Collection].

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.

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]

We thank Joen Hadfield and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2023

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