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Historic Sites of Manitoba: West Brenda School No. 388 (Municipality of Two Borders)

The West Brenda School District was established formally in April 1885 and it operated a school on the northeast corner of 20-4-26W in what is now the Municipality of Two Borders. The district was dissolved in 1960 and, henceforth, students from this area went to Melita Consolidated School No. 440. The former school building still stood at the time of a 2012 site visit. Some records for West Brenda School are held at the Antler River Museum in Melita.

West Brenda School

West Brenda School (no date) by George Hunter
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 38.

The former West Brenda School building

The former West Brenda School building (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 126.

The former West Brenda School building

The former West Brenda School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the former West Brenda School

Interior of the former West Brenda School (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.34076, W100.89100
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2018

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