Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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Minnetonka School

Address:200 Minnetonka Street
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1959
Other Work:Second wing not long after original construction, built to the original plan.
One major addition after a gym addition in 1970.
Architects:Pratt and Lindgren
Smith, Carter, Parkin (1970)

More Information

Minnetonka School has a student body at present of 251 children in kindergarten to grade nine.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Minnetonka, St. Vital
  • An early example of the 'open-air' classroom education philosophy, the school is built of concrete block with a medium-brown brick face
  • The original classrooms are evident across the front and east side of the school; although a portion of the original windows has been bricked over, the modern design is still clear; a deep metal cornice finishes the roofline
  • Newer portions of the school are in evidence at the rear and maintain the scale and colour of the original but have few windows