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Our Lady of Victory School

Address:249 Arnold Avenue
Original Use:Educational

More Information

This small elementary school was established in 1949 and was called Monseigneur James K. MacIssac School for most of the early period before being renamed to go with the attached church, Our Lady of Victory. The church is a modern space designed by the University of Manitoba Dean of Architecture, Roy Sellors, who quite likely also planned this school to which it is connected on the east end. It advertises "affordable quality education to children of all backgrounds" in classes from kindergarten to Grade 8.

Design Characteristics

  • The school portion is blocky, in one-and-two storeys with a larger gym wing added later on the east end
  • It is covered in red brick and has high windows and possibly a skylight or light well separating it from the gym wing
  • The entrance design is repeated in the church, only with coloured glass windows
  • Architect is possibly, Roy Sellors

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