Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

Horizon's Children's Centre Inc., Discovery Children's Centre Inc.

Formerly:Britannia School
Address:367 Berry Street
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Architects:Unknown

More Information

This is the former Britannia School, a partner to the much-newer Stevenson-Britannia School just across Silver Avenue, but now closed by the school division and sold to these pre-school groups.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:King Edward, St. James
  • It was constructed in two distinct sections: a diminutive original section on the north side facing Silver Avenue to which was eventually linked a newer two-storey school; both are perfect time capsules to the 1950s and early 1960s and have shown almost no alteration and great care in upkeep
  • Both now crackle with the energy of a private nursery school and day-care, with a pirate ship play structure, discovery gardens and a drawbridge and canoe for the older children