Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg

Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 30, 2012: Manitoba Normal School


The Former Central Normal School at 442 William Avenue, Winnipeg, served as the headquarters for teacher training for more than 40 years. It was the key institution for elevating the educational level of children and formulating educational philosophy and curriculum.

The School was constructed in 1905-06 from plans by Samuel Hooper (1851-1911). From 1904 to 1911, Samuel Hooper was Manitoba’s Provincial Architect. He originally trained as a stonemason and became one of Winnipeg’s foremost architects.

The Neo-Classical structure built of Tyndall limestone was one of four Normal Schools built in Manitoba. The others were St. Boniface (1903), Manitou (1904, demolished), and Brandon (1912-13).

This imposing building was rehabilitated for residential use in 1992.

Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 30, 2012: Former Central Normal School remains a prominent historic landmark in Winnipeg.



Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 30, 2012: Model classrooms were set up in the Normal School. A teacher instructs a girl's sewing class.

Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

December 30, 2012: Provincial Normal School

Former Central Normal School of Winnipeg - City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

December 30, 2012: One of the four Normal Schools built in Manitoba.

Map & Driving Direction

Exact location of Former Central Normal School is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).


EXTERNAL LINK

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