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Weston School History

 
Weston School
1410 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 1R9
 
Prepared September, 1992
Updated 2010
 
Weston School was built in 1948 and consisted of seven classrooms and a gymnasium. In 1953 six additional classrooms were added. Another four classrooms were constructed in 1959 as a two storey addition to the west of the existing facility.
Weston, Thomas Chesmer (1932 -1911) Geologist, was born in Birmingham, England, in October 1832. He came to Canada in 1859, as an employee of the Canadian Geological Survey; and he continued in the service of the Survey until his retirement on pension in 1894. He died at Quebec City on July 31, 1911. (source: The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
 

Construction

Built: 1948
• Sod Turned: June 11, 1947 by A. Beck
• Cornerstone: August 12, 1948 by P.C. Jessiman
• Opened: September 1948 (partly occupied)
• Contractor: Glen Walin Co.
• Actual cost: $361,365
• No. of rooms: 7 and gym
 Addition: 1953
• Contractor: Universal Contractors Ltd.
• Contract: $76,069 (actual cost $77,677)
• No. of rooms: 6
Addition: 1959
• Contractor: Semmler Construction
• Contract: $56,175 (actual cost $58,902)
• No. of rooms: 4 (2 storey plan)
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