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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Oak Crossing School No. 1407 (RM of Springfield)

The Oak Crossing School District was organized formally in February 1907 and a wood frame school building was erected the next year, on land donated by Jack Fetterly on the southeast quarter of 34-10-8 east of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Springfield. In 1936, the building was renovated when it was turned to face south and a basement and indoor toilet were added. In 1966, it was consolidated with the Anola Consolidated School No. 2429. The building was sold to a Mennonite church congregation and later to people who converted it into a private residence.

Oak Crossing School

Oak Crossing School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 112.

The former Oak Crossing school building

The former Oak Crossing school building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87797, W96.41168
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 February 2021

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