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Isbister School

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Isbister School, one of the first three-storey school buildings in Winnipeg is the oldest public school building in Winnipeg. Together with Somerset School (1901) and Pinkham School (1902-03), these schools mark a period of dramatic reformation of the public school system.

Mandatory attendance and new teacher training programs paralleled the construction of larger school facilities in the city. With ten classrooms and an auditorium, it was among the largest facilities of its day. Finely finished with detailed woodwork, metal ceilings, and stained glass and central ventilation and heating the school embodied the new attitudes towards education.





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Year Built Heritage Status Date Material Floors/Square footage
1899 1982 NA NA

Original Use Present Use Address Architect
School School 310 Vaughan Street

S. Hooper


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