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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Mary’s Convent School (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)

A three-storey brick building at Sifton, in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin, was built in 1921 as a convent and school for local Catholic children. Heavily damaged in a fire on 24 July 1924, the ruins were abandoned until 1935 when the property was purchased by Archbishop A. A. Sinnott, restored, and turned over to a Polish branch of the Benedictine nuns for use as an elementary school. It was destroyed by fire in 1954 and the nearby church was likewise destroyed on 15 February 1955. The proceeds of insurance were sufficient to rebuild the church but not the school.

St. Mary’s Convent School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.36219, W100.14127
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Second Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Sifton, RM of Dauphin)

Sources:

Sifton Then and Now: A Reminiscence of the Pioneer Era by Elsie Lesyk, Dauphin, 1992, pages 116-117.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 November 2019

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