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

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The Morris School District was formally established in March 1876 and a school building operated in the Town of Morris. In 1908, a two-storey, four-classroom school building was designed by Winnipeg architect William Wallace Blair and constructed using bricks made by the Morris Brick Manufacturing Company.

After the 1950 Red River flood, the building was renovated into a residential fourplex. The site is presently occupied by single-family homes.





J. H. Hutchison


Edward Alfred Hemsworth (1872-1955)


Walter Gard Jose (1878-1948)




John William Lawbe Doubleday (1867-1938)


Floyd Bowen


Elizabeth Rowan




Annie L. Rutherford


C. M. Bean


G. E. Porter


George Wesley Darnell White (1891-1947)


H. A. Newell


Otto Brown Cossitt (c1876-1964)


John Sigfus Helgason (?-1978)


Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)

After 1950

See Morris Consolidated School


Among the other teachers of Morris School was William Nelson Harvey.

Photos & Coordinates

Morris Public School

Morris Public School (circa 1908)
Source: Education Department Report, 1908, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Postcard view of Morris Public School

Postcard view of Morris Public School (circa 1911)
Source: Rob McInnes, MN0004.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.35310, W97.36788
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Blair (1852-1916)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Morris Primary School / West Unit School (159 Main Street South, 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 Rob McInnes, Nathan Kramer, Ralph Groening, and Lois Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2023

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