Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa Collegiate Institute / Viscount School (213 Mountain Avenue, Neepawa)

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A one-storey brick building at this site in Neepawa was constructed in 1928 on a design by Winnipeg architect J. H. G. Russell. Senior students from the Neepawa Central School transferred to the newly opened Neepawa Collegiate Institute. In 1958, a new collegiate was constructed and this school was renamed Viscount School. The building was demolished in 1985 and offices of the Beautiful Plains School Division were constructed here.

Principals (Neepawa Collegiate Institute)



Before 1928

See Neepawa School No. 126


Harvey Richard Brown (1895-1962)


Gudmundur Olafur Thorsteinson (1888-1934)


Willard Elwin Fife (1873-1944)


Frederick Donald MacKenzie (1882-1970)


William George Delgaty (1901-1988)


Johann Edvald Sigurjonsson (1900-1972)


Herbert Clarence Ray (1902-1990)


Thomas Melvin Whitley (1906-2000)


John Clarence “Kelly” Williamson (1903-1981)

After 1958

See Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of Neepawa Collegiate

Postcard view of Neepawa Collegiate (circa 1952)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0037

Viscount School

Viscount School (July 1973)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7449, Album 1, Page 42.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23465, W99.46569
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Neepawa School No. 126 (Mountain Avenue, Neepawa)


“Tenders,” Manitoba Free Press, 27 February 1928, page 22.

“Reunion committee thinking big,” Neepawa Banner, 19 May 1997, page 12.

“Viscount Cultural Council fills a niche,” Neepawa Banner, 11 July 2008, page B6.

“Schools celebrate milestones,” Neepawa Banner, 11 July 2008, page B8.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Darryl Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2024

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