Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

École Lansdowne School

Address:715 Wiginton Street
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1953-1954
Other Work:Additions in 1959 and 1993
Architects:Winnipeg School Division, In-house
Contractors:Semmler Construction Co. (1953-1954); Ole's Construction Co. (1959)

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Robertson
  • Although this is an attractive and vibrant school, it bears no resemblance to its early self
  • It grew from an original ten classrooms along the front, to which four more classrooms were added in 1959, including two kindergartens
  • A huge addition was made in 1993 that included a library, another gym and three new classrooms; it was at this time that the school was completely overhauled and resurfaced to pull together the old and the new