Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 84

Mount Prospect School
350 Broadway Avenue,

Mount Prospect School
Designation Date: October 19, 1992
Designation Authority: Cartwright (Village)
Present Owner: Cartwright-Roblin (M)

Mount Prospect School, which originated early in the settlement era, is a fine example of a one-room prairie schoolhouse and one of the oldest of its type remaining in Manitoba. Economically built, but functionally quite serviceable and roomy, the multigrade facility served generations of children in the Mount Prospect area east of Cartwright until district consolidation in the 1960s ended the country school era. Now the unpretentious frame building, with its familiar schoolhouse form and carefully maintained interior, provides a concrete link with that past from its site in a heritage park.