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No. 86


This Old
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Abandoned
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Memorable
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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Collegiate Institute / Viscount School (213 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa)

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Principals | Vice-Principals | Teachers | Photos & Maps | Sources

A one-storey brick building at this site in Neepawa was constructed in 1928 on a design by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell. Senior students from the Neepawa Central School transferred to the newly opened Neepawa Collegiate Institute. In 1958, a new collegiate was constructed and this school was renamed Viscount School. The building was demolished in 1985 and offices of the Beautiful Plains School Division were constructed here.

Principals (Neepawa Collegiate Institute)

Period

Principal

Before 1928

See Neepawa School No. 126

1928-1929

Harvey Richard Brown (1895-1962)

1929-1930

Gudmundur Olafur Thorsteinson (1888-1934)

1930-1931

W. E. Fife

1931-1935

Frederick Donald MacKenzie (1882-1970)

1935-1938

William George Delgaty (1901-?)

1938-1941

Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)

1941-1947

Herbert Clarence Ray (1902-1990)

1947-1953

Thomas Melvin Whitley (1906-2000)

1953-1958

John Clarence “Kelly” Williamson (1903-1981)

After 1958

See Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Neepawa Central School

Postcard view of Neepawa Collegiate (circa 1952)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0037

Viscount School

Viscount School (July 1973)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7449, Album 1, Page 42.

Site Location (lat/long): N50.23465, W99.46569
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa School No. 126 (Neepawa)

Sources:

“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 February 1928, page 22.

“Reunion committee thinking big,” Neepawa Banner, 19 May 1997, page 12.

“Viscount Cultural Council fills a niche,” Neepawa Banner, 11 July 2008, page B6.

“Schools celebrate milestones,” Neepawa Banner, 11 July 2008, page B8.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2016

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