Historic Sites of Manitoba: Warren Consolidated School No. 740 / Warren Elementary School (Warren, RM of Woodlands)

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Hanlan School No. 740, later renamed Warren School, was established at Warren, in the Rural Municipality of Woodlands, in March 1893. As the population of the area grew, there was increasing need for a larger building. Warren Consolidated School District was formally established March 1910 and a two-storey wood frame building was designed by architect Ralph L. Smith and erected by Mark Stanley Peacock (1875-1934, husband of Maude Jarrett) next to the Hanlan/Warren School. It opened for classes on 5 September 1911. The building had four classrooms and a full basement with playrooms for girls and boys. All grades were taught, including high school, drawing students from an area of some 55 square miles, including those who formerly attended Meadowlea School No. 41, Hanlan School, and Invicta School No. 1084. An opening ceremony, attended by Minister of Education George Robson Coldwell, was held on 10 November 1911.

In 1943, repairs to the building were designed by Winnipeg architect Edgar Prain.

The school burned to the ground on 19 November 1956.





Samuel Stewart Bryan (1889-1972)


Lillian Margaret Vanstone “Lillie” Marshall (1905-1953)


Beatrice Lenore Graham Leathers (1905-1986)


James Thomas Hulme (1864-1938)


W. A. Rea


Ronald Victor Shearer (1907-2000)


Iva Jettie Stewart Leins (1900-1999)


Sarah Ann Sproat (1885-1976)


Dorothy Ivy Mudge Jones (1904-1994)


Keith Alexander Booth (1907-1984)


Charles Middlemiss “Jock” Langford (1902-1946)


Cameron Laird Connell (1913-2010)


Ruth Annie Fairlie Henderson (1904-1992)


John Gilbank Anderson (1912-2003)


Gladys Lucilla Zell Hamilton (1891-1963)


Frank Cecil Jacobs (1914-2002)


Arthur Kendall Stratton (1895-1961)


Joseph Albert Mayers (1909-1980)


Roy E. White


F. J. Hall


J. P. Guenette


W. J. Dutka


Among the other teachers of Warren Consolidated School were Maude Jarrett (1912-1914) and Daniel Frederick “Fred” McNeill (1919-1921).

Photos & Coordinates

Warren Consolidated School

Warren Consolidated School (1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photos, GR2664 C65.

The old Hanlan School building next to Warren Consolidated School

The old Hanlan School building next to Warren Consolidated School (1911)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photos, GR2664 C65.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13270, W97.54694
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Ralph L. Smith (1874-?)

Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Prain (1881-1958)


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 September 1910, page 7.

“That Warren School contract,” Manitoba Free Press, 10 April 1911, page 5.

Manitoba Department of Education, Departmental Report for 1911, Inspectorial Division No. 17, page 105, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

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

“Tenders,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1943, page 15.

“May replace burned school at Warren,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1956, page 19.

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.

Obituary [Beatrice Lenore Leathers], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1986, page 34.

We thank Susan Shaw, Nathan Kramer, Gordon Booth, Jordan Makichuk, Darryl Toews, and Fred McNeill for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Jim Burns and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2024

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