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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Etienne School No. 1585 (Marchand, RM of La Broquerie)

The St. Etienne School District was organized formally in September 1911 and a one-room school building operated at Marchand in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie. A second classroom was added in 1935 and, in 1962, a further expansion added a furnace room and indoor toilets. Since the school closed in June 1967, the building has been used as a community centre.

The original St. Etienne School

The original St. Etienne School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 144.

The expanded St. Etienne School

The expanded St. Etienne School (no date) by A. A. Herriot
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 144.

The former St. Etienne School building

The former St. Etienne School building (March 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.44499, W96.38531
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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.

History of Marchand and Manitoba Dairy Farms by William Davenport, Manitoba Dairy Farms Limited Fonds, P7039/21, Archives of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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