Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Primary School / West Unit School (159 Main Street South, Morris)

The two-classroom Morris Primary School, known locally as the West Unit School, was constructed in 1936 at the corner of Main Street South and Railroad Avenue in Morris. A portable classroom was added to its rear side in 1946 and it was replaced by a permanent addition in 1955. The school became part of the Morris Consolidated School District No. 2421 in 1963, joining the Morris-Macdonald School Division in 1969.

The site is now occupied by a different building.

Morris Primary School

Morris Primary School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 732.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35310, W97.36497
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris School No. 29 (157 Lucinda Street, Morris)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Consolidated School / East Unit School (Rebecca Street, Morris)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Collegiate / Morris School (324 Toronto Avenue, Morris)

Manitoba Organization: Morris-Macdonald School Division School District No. 19


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

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.

In the Beginning of Scratching River: An Early History of Morris, Manitoba by Tim Lewis, Pembina Manitou Archive, 2022, pages 53-54.

We thank Ralph Groening for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2023

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