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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Moore Park School No. 1008 (Moore Park, RM of Minto-Odanah)

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The Moore Park School District was formally established in April 1899, and a building was erected in the southeast quarter of 13-13-18 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah. A new two-room brick building was erected at this site in 1911, on a design by Winnipeg architect W. W. Blair, as part of the consolidation movement of the early 20th century that saw Moore Park merged with part of Aikenside School No. 147 and all of Marlborough School No. 1008 (12-13-18W). In 1967, the school closed and became part of Rolling River School Division No. 39. The building was eventually demolished and a monument was erected at its site, along with the cornerstone, in 1994.

Principals

Period

Principal

1950-1951

M. Rogers

1951-1954

?

1954-1955

T. Prysiazniuk

1955-1957

Josephine Kathleen “Jo” Stonehouse (1929-2010)

Teachers

Among the teachers of Moore Park School were Vernon Shewfelt (1920s) and Clare Nelin.

Photos & Maps

Moore Park School

Moore Park School (circa 1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photos, GR2664 C65.

Moore Park School

Moore Park School (May 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Moore Park 1.

Moore Park School

Moore Park School (May 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey - Moore Park 2.

Moore Park School Cairn

Moore Park School monument (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.06635, W99.78298
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2017

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