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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Louis School No. 964 (Municipality of Lorne)

The St. Louis School District was established in May 1898 and it operated two school buildings in what is now the Municipality of Lorne. The “A” school was situated in the village of Cardinal and the “B” school was on the southeast quarter of 12-6-9 west of the Principal Meridian. In 1933, the “A” became a separate district known as Cardinal School No. 2239 and the other school dropped the “B” designation.

St. Louis School operated until June 1960 when it was combined with Notre Dame de Lourdes Consolidated School No. 2390. The former school building was moved to Notre Dame de Lourdes to become the first divisional office of the Mountain School Division No. 28. A metal sign at the original site commemorates St. Louis School.

Among the teachers of St. Louis School was L. R. Labossiere.

The St. Louis School “B” at SE12-6-9W before the designation was dropped in 1933 when the “A” school became a separate school district

The St. Louis School “B” at SE12-6-9W before the designation was dropped in 1933 when the “A” school became a separate school district (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 31.

The St. Louis School “A” situated in the village of Cardinal, originally part of the St. Louis School District, became Cardinal School No. 2239 in 1933

The St. Louis School “A” situated in the village of Cardinal, originally part of the St. Louis School District, became Cardinal School No. 2239 in 1933 (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 31.

St. Louis School commemorative sign

St. Louis School commemorative sign (April 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45901, W98.54540
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cardinal School No. 2239 (Cardinal, Municipality of Lorne)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

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 Normand Boisvert for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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