Pinto River School
Pinto River Community Centre
Pinto River School, District No. 3281
Links and documents
1915/01/01 to 1915/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Pinto River School is a Municipal Heritage Property located in the Rural Municipality of Auvergne No. 76, 14.5 kilometres south of the Village of Aneroid. The property features a wood-frame, one-room, country schoolhouse built in 1915.
The Pinto River School is of heritage importance for its service to the community, primarily as a schoolhouse for Pinto River School District # 3281, from 1915 until 1958. During this time, the schoolhouse also served many additional roles, such as a community meeting place and place of worship. The interior, complete with blackboards, reflects its historic schoolhouse function. Upon its closure as a school, the local citizens maintained the structure for various community activities, most notably as the clubhouse for local 4-H events.
The property is also of heritage value for its architecture, making it a community landmark. On its original site of construction, the hip roofed, one-room schoolhouse retains its originals cladding, plan and sign, making it a familiar landmark in the area.
Rural Municipality of Avergne No. 76 Bylaw No. 1985-4.
The heritage value of the Pinto River School resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s use as a schoolhouse, including its location on its original site, grassed schoolyard, its open, one-room plan;
-those elements that reflect the property’s architecture that make it a community landmark, including its one-storey, regular rectangular plan on basement with smaller east elevation gabled roof porch; raw concrete foundation and porch steps; wood-frame construction with bevelled siding, cornerboards and trim; cedar-shingled, hipped roof with closed tongue-and-groove eaves; two small rectangular windows immediately below the eaves; tall, red-brick, exterior chimney.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
1915/01/01 to 1958/12/31
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Education and Social Well-Being
Function - Category and Type
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
- One-Room School
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive, Regina
File: MHP 959
Cross-Reference to Collection