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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Spruce Bluff School No. 874 (RM of Grandview)

The Spruce Bluff School District was organized formally in March 1896 and a school building operated on the southeast quarter of 29-26-23 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Grandview. The original wood frame structure was later replaced by the present brick building with a wood-frame addition containing a science lab. The school closed in 1967 and its remaining students went to Grandview Consolidated School No. 2447. The area later became part of the Intermountain School Division. The building still stands at the site but its south wall has mostly collapsed and the floor has been removed.

Among the teachers of Spruce Bluff School was T. W. Emerson (1953-1954).

Spruce Bluff School

An earlier Spruce Bluff School (circa 1936) by R. J. MacKenzie
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 15.

Spruce Bluff School

The former Spruce Bluff School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 481.

Spruce Bluff School

The former Spruce Bluff School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Spruce Bluff School

Interior of the former Spruce Bluff School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Spruce Bluff School

Science lab in the former Spruce Bluff School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.27304, W100.64928
denoted by symbol on the map above


“15 years ago – July 1953,” Grandview Exponent, 3 July 1968, page 2.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2015

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