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Carpathia Elementary School

Address:300 Carpathia Road
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1953
Other Work:Six rooms added in 1955
More modern construction afterwards
Architects:Winnipeg School Division, In-house
Contractors:Peter Leitch Construction

More Information

Carpathia Elementary School is located one block east of Kenaston Ave. near the former Kapyong Baracks; by agreement with the federal Department of Defence, children living in military housing on the base as well as in the nearby civilian community attended here.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Sir John Franklin
  • The initial 14 classrooms and general purpose room were soon so overcrowded that an addition of six more classrooms was made in 1955; these are the west wing along Carpathia St. and another wing perpendicular and east along Lockston Avenue
  • These sections are typical double-loaded corridor layout with a main entry where they meet; the school has seen quite a lot of alteration but an overall theme of grey brick helps to tie the sections together somewhat
  • A large gym wing finishes up the north side which closes up the quadrangle with perhaps an asphalted interior yard