Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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McLeod School

Address:530 McLeod Avenue
Use:Educational
Original Use:Educational
Constructed:1958
Other Work:Four room addition in 1965
Architects:Smith Carter Searle
Firms:Smith Carter Searle
Contractors:Mechanical; George Curry
Structural Engineer; Henry Penner

More Information

With its back to the leafy woods and fairways of Rossmere Golf Course, tiny McLeod School opened in 1958 as an elementary school, closed in c.1990 and reopened as an adult continuing education centre with a nursery school as well.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Rossmere A
  • This is a signature Smith Carter school from 1958; it has exposed rafters under wide eaves and fin-like buttresses that bring down the frame around each classroom; although the windows have been partially filled in, the essential design remains intact, with its clean lines, stripped-down facades and structural frame clearly proclaimed, it is an early and fully modern design that would have been unthinkable ten years before
  • This building had a four-room addition on the west side in 1965 that was completely harmonious with the original piece
  • The site is somewhat small but benefits from the green backdrop of the golf course