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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Radisson School (1105 Winona Street, Winnipeg)

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Located in the Transcona School District, the tenders originally called for a ten-classroom school to be built on the designs of Winnipeg architectural firm of Prain and Ward. With construction underway by July 1957, a “name the school” contest was held. The winning entry commemorated explorer and fur-trader Pierre-Esprit Radisson. The eight-room school opened officially on 25 October 1957. It was expanded in 1960 on designs by Ward and Macdonald, with ten new classrooms and an assembly room. Additional capacity and an auditorium was added on the north side of the school in 1970-1971. As of 2014, the school hosts classes in Kindergarten to grade 5.

Principals

Period

Principal

1957-1964

Margaret “Maggie” Underhill (1898-1986)

1964-1966

Alfred Leslie Stevens (1920-2004)

1966-1975

?

1975

Clarence McMullen

1975-1993

?

1993

Mr. O. Florentino

1993-2008

?

2008

Darlene Lewis

2008-2014

?

2014-?

K. Cross

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Radisson School

Radisson School (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90253, W97.00840
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

“Seeks Liberal nomination in Radisson,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1957, page 6.

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1957, page 10.

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1957, page 12.

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1957, page 46.

“Transcona notes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1957, page 5.

“Transcona H and S,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1957, page 3.

“5 boards appoint new men,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1966, page 31.

“Rip Van Winkle sheer delight,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1970, page 9.

“Push-button arithmetic - help or hindrance?,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1975, page 17.

“Transcona-Springfield School Division No. 12,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 August 1993, page C10.

“Students speak out against vandals after school tagger,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 2008, page B6.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 19 December 2014

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