Address: 310 Vaughan Street
Status: Completed (August 2004)
Size: 2,322 M2
Background Isbister School, built in 1898-99, is the oldest surviving public school building in Winnipeg. In 1966 it became the Winnipeg School Division's Winnipeg Adult Education Centre offering high school equivalence courses.
In 1984 the building was designated a provincial heritage site.
Isbister's east facade through the century:
1900'sRenovations to the original building and a new glass and stone extension was added to the west side in 2003 - 04.
The Centre now offers basic literacy, English as a Second Language and computer training on top of high school equivalence. In 2007/08 940 students attended the WAEC with a staff of 45 teachers and 23 support staff.
- A Brief History of Isbister School
- U of M Building Index
- "Corner Glass" Canadian Architect (pdf version)
- Alexander Kennedy Isbister biography