Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



Sherwood School

Address:505 Grey Street
Original Use:Educational
Other Work:Large addition in 1956
Architects:Smith Carter Katelnikoff
Firms:Smith Carter Katelnikoff
Contractors:Arlington Builders Ltd.

More Information

Sherwood School is an elementary school that offers an intact Smith Carter design from 1956, spread wide across the front street. Set perpendicular to its earlier section, a second similar wing at the rear (east side) by the same architects was added in 1965. While there have been some alterations, the school has maintained its essential period look.

A gym and six classrooms were added to the original stripped down basics of approximately 10 classrooms in 1965. Both wings are finished with a medium brown brick, the much-larger windows now partially filled and a dark brown cornice band added to the top of the walls. The 1956 portion of the school is similar to Neil Campbell School.

Design Characteristics

  • Medium brown brick
  • Dark brown cornice band added to the top of the walls
  • Angled lot