Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 43

Marconi School
NW 23-20-23 WPM
Oakburn area

Marconi School
Designation Date: April 11, 1990
Designation Authority: Rossburn (R.M.)
Present Owner: Rossburn (M)

Marconi School, a one-room schoolhouse with an attached teacherage, is a fine example of the multigrade facilities that served many small communities in Manitoba during the first half of the twentieth century. Based on one of the most popular standardized provincial school designs available between 1912 and the mid-1920s, the building incorporates architectural features such as an informal hipped roof, obligatory bank of windows on one side and a tin ceiling. The restored school also is a rare example in Manitoba of an intact early school site, complete with grounds, flagpole and outhouses. Built by carpenter Frank Kennedy, the structure served the community for nearly three decades and is one of the few remaining heritage schools on its original site in the Rossburn municipality.