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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Albert School No. 2164 (RM of Lorne)

The St. Albert School was originally known as Flanders School when it was formally established in January 1927. It was renamed as a compromise between Flemish and French settlers of the region. A one-room wood frame school building was erected on the northeast corner of 13-5-12 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Lorne. It closed in 1958 and the remaining students went to St. Alphonse Consolidated School No. 2317 or Mariapolis Consolidated School No. 2372. The district was dissolved in January 1959. The building was moved to a farmyard north of Mariapolis (about N49.39120, W98.99430) where it was renovated into a workshop. A monument dedicated in July 1996 commemorates it at the original site.

St. Albert School

St. Albert School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-3, page 107.

St. Albert School commemorative sign

St. Albert School commemorative sign (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.39869, W98.95336
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.

We thank Justin De Baets for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2018

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