Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 234


Spurgrave School
SE 28-3-11E,

Spurgrave School

Designation Date: October 27, 2002
Designation Authority: R.M. of Piney
Present Owner: Carrick Community Club Inc.

Spurgrave School is a rare surviving Manitoba example of a log schoolhouse with an attached teacherage. Constructed of roughly hewn squared logs, the school illustrates how local districts could modify standardized designs, introduced by the provincial education department in 1903, to conform to available building materials, skills and capital. The building is representative of the one-room schools that served most small communities during the first half of the twentieth century, and recalls the simple forms and interior layout that characterized this building type. The site also is a rare example in Manitoba in which the grounds, flagpole and outhouses are still present.

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