Historic Sites of Manitoba: Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

In the 1960s, world-renowned sculptor Leo Mol purchased the former schoolhouse of the Corona School District No. 1706 that had served the Birds Hill community since 1913. Many of his well-known commissions were completed in it during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1995, the building was moved from its original site to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden in Assiniboine Park, where it was restored and opened to the public.

Corona School

Corona School (1920s) by J. E. S. Dunlop
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 20.

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio (November 2020)
Source: George Penner

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio

Leo Mol Schoolhouse Studio (March 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87477, W97.23682
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Leo Mol (1915-2009)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Corona School No. 1706 (RM of Springfield)


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.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Rose Kuzina and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2021

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