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Historic Sites of Manitoba: New Central School (Lorne Avenue, Brandon)

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The New Central School was constructed in 1891, on Lorne Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets, to replace the former Old Central School on Tenth Street. It operated until 1970 when its students were transferred to the former Brandon Collegiate. The building was demolished in 1971.

Principals of New Central School

Period

Principal

1891-1905

?

1906-c1910

Alfred White (1869-1955)

c1910-c1922

Bedford Almer Tingley (1879-1945)

c1922-1924

Joseph B. Gillesby

1924-1928

John Walter Clarke (c1887-1972)

1928-1932

William Stanley “Bill” Lockhart (1896-1978)

1932-c1940

Perry Bell

c1940-1942

Vernon Shewfelt

1942-c1944

William John Peden (1903-1991)

c1944-c1946

Perry Bell

c1946-1953

William J. Peden

1953-?

Joseph Frederick

?-1960

?

1960-1970

Robert John Coates (1908-1990)

Teachers of New Central School

Among the teachers of the New Central School were Etta Moore (1906), Myrtle Whyte (1906), Annie Ramshaw (1906), Naomi Moore (1906), Teressa Kyle (1906), Cora Greenway (1906), Alice Sharman (1906), Edith Paisley (1906), Ethel Anderson (1906), Christina G. Armit (1906), and S. Edna Elder (1906).

Photos & Maps

New Central School

Central School (circa 1905)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Brandon - Schools - Central #2, N3675.

New Central School

New Central School (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 134.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.84505, W99.94534
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Henderson’s Brandon City Directory, 1906.

New Central School, Brandon School Division.

We thank Greg Sigurdson for providing additional information used here.

Information for this page was collected and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2014

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