Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 3

Fannystelle School
PR 248,

Fannystelle School
Designation Date: April 8, 1987
Designation Authority: Grey (R.M.)
Present Owner: Manitoba Housing Authority

Fannystelle School is representative of the process of school consolidation that occurred in Manitoba in the 1950s in an effort to improve educational effectiveness and efficiency in rural areas. Centralized multi-classroom facilities, such as this one, were established on prominent sites in villages and towns, displacing the one-room schools that previously dotted the rural landscape. The building’s modern aesthetic, with its crisp lines, clean surfaces and minimal ornamentation, also demonstrates the new design philosophies that accompanied the school construction program.