Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



William Russell School/Louis Riel School Division Resource Centre

Address:50 Monterey Road
Original Use:Education
Architects:Ward Macdonald and Partners

More Information

This modest-sized school was built during the height of the 'baby boom' when the St. Boniface School Division seemingly could not keep up with the number of children entering the system but when the boom passed, this elementary school was soon decommissioned, to be later re-opened as a teacher resource centre.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Windsor Park
  • It is a smallish one-storey rectangular building, faced in limestone on the lower portion with pale stucco above and a contrasting metal band between; the dark metal cornice juts beyond the walls on the front face only
  • Although its three sides are fairly plain, the public face on the north side has some stylish features such as large window openings and stone-covered fins extending floor-to-ceiling from the wall, delineating each classroom space and meeting the extended eaves above
  • The interior has been extensively renovated and adapted