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Inkster School

Address:633 Inkster Boulevard
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1947
Other Work:Additions in 1952-1953, and 2000
Architects:Winnipeg School Division, In-house
Contractors:Malcom Construction (1947, 1952-1953)

More Information

The name of this elementary school honours the Inkster family of Scottish pioneers who settled in the Kildonan district and served the new community for generations.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Inkster-Faraday
  • This school follows a plan used several times by the division throughout the former Winnipeg #1 in the early post-war years; it is typical in its dominant centre tower block, its use of a long single-storey mainly rectangular plan, red brick with a stylized auditorium design with surviving glass block windows and distinctive stone trim on the pilasters
  • In this school, additions have created at least two more sections with reasonable sensitivity while leaving the facade recognizable in its historic fabric; the plan is now U-shaped back from the street
  • Of particular note is the use of green-trimmed sash windows in the old portions and the way the facade steps back slightly towards the sides