Historic Sites of Manitoba: Aberdour School / Hallboro School No. 710 (Municipality of North Cypress-Langford)

Known originally as Aberdour School when it was established in May 1892, a school building was erected at SE34-13-15W in what is now the Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. It was destroyed by fire on 15 July 1913 and was rebuilt on the southwest corner of SW35-13-15W, being renamed at that time Hallboro School to conform with the name of the nearby railway station, which in turn was named for early settler John Hall. The school closed in June 1963 and the district was dissolved in January 1967. The building was initially used as a community centre but was later sold privately and removed from the site. At the time of a visit in 2013, it housed a crafts shop along Highway 5 south of Neepawa (about N50.13771, W99.45581).

Among the teachers at Hallboro School were Miss Van Blaricom (1892), Emma M. Carr (1898), J. Williamson (1920), Grace Munson (1931), and Joyce E. McIntyre (1963).

Hallboro School

Hallboro School (no date) by W. C. Hartley
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 113.

Former Hallboro School building

Former Hallboro School building (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Former Hallboro School building

Former Hallboro School building (July 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of the former Hallboro School building

Interior of the former Hallboro School building (September 2012)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.13708, W99.43100
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Hall (1862-1930)


“Teachers at the convention,” Brandon Sun, 15 October 1920, page 6.

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.

Quest in Roots by Brookdale Historical Society, 1987. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.B81Que]

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Allan Drysdale and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason, Nathan Kramer, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 September 2022

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