Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 254


Willow Plain School
SE 20-5-6E, Sarto

Willow Plain School

Designation Date: December 17, 2003
Designation Authority: R.M. of Hanover
Present Owner: privately owned

Willow Plain School is a typical example of the one-room multigrade schools that served most small communities in Manitoba around the turn of the twentieth century. Based on one of the standardized provincial designs available after 1903, the school recalls the simple forms, construction materials and interior layout that characterized this building type. The school had close ties with the nearby St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, where most of the students also attended church. Saved through community efforts, the structure is the only remaining historic school on its original site in the Sarto area.

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