Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 219


Belfry School
SW 5-4-27W,
Melita area

Belfry School

Designation Date: October 11, 2001
Designation Authority: R.M. of Arthur
Present Owner: privately owned

At one time more than 1,500 one-room schools dotted the countryside of Manitoba. Of modest size and appointments, these buildings nevertheless were powerful expressions of civic pride. Local districts were typically named for the local school. Belfry School, built in 1891, is a good example of the kind of building that the pioneers were able to put up. The basic forms—rectangular plan and gable roof—are relieved with a set of windows that opens one side, providing light into the building.

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