Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 8

Darlingford Consolidated School
20 Bradburn Street,

Darlingford Consolidated School
Designation Date: October 13, 1987
Designation Authority: Pembina (R.M.)
Present Owner: Pembina (M)

Darlingford Consolidated School provides an important physical connection to early attempts at rural school consolidation in Manitoba. Experimental facilities such as this formed the roots of the process -- substantial buildings established at centralized locations to provide graded classrooms, specialized teaching and an improved curriculum. With its modest classical detailing and simple proportions, the Darlingford school retains its standardized interior layout with a four-classroom plan. Completed in stages, the school began as a one-storey two-classroom facility that grew to a two-storey structure in 1921, accommodating upper grades on the main floor and primary pupils on the second level.