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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Woodsworth School (King Edward Street, Winnipeg)

The Woodsworth School is thought to have been established before the 1908 founding of the Brooklands School District No. 1440, which it joined. It was a two-classroom wood frame structure located at the northeast corner of the intersection between Rosser Road (now King Edward Street) and Geyser Avenue (now Selkirk Avenue). It closed around 1961. By 1963, the former school building was standing vacant and was mistakenly damaged by workers intending to tear down the nearby Wentworth School. It was still standing the following year.

Among the teachers of Woodsworth School was William D. Bayley (1922-?).

Site Location (lat/long): N49.93152, W97.20638
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Brooklands School District No. 1440


Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

“Whoops - Pardon my sledge-hammer,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 1963, page 3.

A Short History of Brooklands Elementary Schools including Woodsworth, Cressey, Krawchyk, Butterworth, St. James Assiniboia School Division.

The First Hundred Years, 1893-1993 by the Rosser Municipality Centennial History Book Committee, page 102.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2017

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