Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



St. Joseph the Worker School

Address:505 Brewster Street
Original Use:Educational

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Victoria West, Transcona
  • St. Joseph the Worker School is a modest K to 6 elementary school with a population of 111 students
  • The school connects with a small church of the same name, with a centre block of two storeys and another single-storey wing angled back to the street in a U-shaped plan
  • All three inside of the complex features a pretty garden spot and soft-hued pink brick walls; the inside of the complex features a pretty garden spot with a fenced play structure area
  • The centre academic and administrative wing is the oldest segment of the school, while the wing on the south side is smaller and newer, with some recent alterations such as a big circular window and brick detailing on the walls; the buildings have two fine sets of doors linking them on the west side off the parking lot, one to the church and one to the school
  • St. Joseph the Worker is directly across the street from École Regent public middle school and is able to share their industrial arts space as well as the larger yard

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