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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meadowvale School No. 241 (RM of Springfield)

The Meadowvale School District was organized formally around 1882 and a school building was built on an acre of land on the northeast quarter of 12-10-5 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. It was remodelled in 1914, with the wood shed moved to the back, removal of the three north windows, and addition of three additional south windows. In 1938, the original frame building was replaced by the present structure, built on five acres of land at NW7-10-6E purchased from Mr. L. Piltz. After the school closed, in 1964, the remaining students went to Dugald Consolidated School No. 2427. The building was renovated into a private residence.





Elizabeth Anne Bailey


Raeleen Agnes “Rae” Purdy


School Year



Elizabeth Anne Bailey (grades 5-9), Florence Julia Webb (grades 1-4)


Elizabeth Anne Bailey (grades 5-9), Florence Julia Webb (grades 1-4)


Raeleen Agnes “Rae” Purdy (grades 5-9), Florence Julia Webb (grades 1-4)

Some of the other teachers who worked at Meadowvale School included Laura Artkenhead (1883), Elizabeth O’Neil, Elizabeth Robertson, Gertrude M. Loughman Heather (1906), Mabel W. Robertson (1907-1908, wife of Stanley McQuade), Minnie H. McCrea (1912), Arnold Bolton (1912), Christena Macdonald (1913-1914, wife of Jim Murray), Edna Riley (1917), Beatrice Peterson (1918-1920), R. A. Stewart (1920-1923), G. Jane Irwin (1923-1924, wife of Harry McKay), Florence Thomsen (1924-1925, wife of Bruce Edie), Blanche M. Heather (1925-1926), Elizabeth Anne Bailey (1926-1939), Jean Tweed (1939, substitute), Mary Christina Neelin (1942), Jessie Isabel MacDonald Carlson (1943), Evelyn Eve Dutchak (1944-1946), Nora Helen Zell (1946-1947, wife of Bill Hadaller), Alice Emma Spraggs (1947-1951), Marjorie Mae Froebe (1951-1953, wife of Neil Cook), Margaret Regula (1953-1954), Jean Elizabeth Nowak (1954-1955), Susan Isabell Godfrey (1955-1956, wife of Ken Edie), Orma Mary McCartney (1956-1957), Elizabeth Phyllis Anderson (1957-1960, wife of Charles Turner), Peter Martens (1960-1961), Barbara Anne Allen (1961-1964), Mrs. L. Szalanski, and Nicholas Melnychuk.

Meadowvale School

The original Meadowvale School building (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 85.

Meadowvale School

The former Meadowvale School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 1284.

Meadowvale School

The former Meadowvale School building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.82533, W96.77491
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Springfield: 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973 by Dugald Women’s Institute, 1974.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Meadowvale School District No. 241 Daily Registers, GR9480, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 24 September 2017

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