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All Saints Anglican Church

7th Street E, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1982/12/14

View of church and corner tower from the west, 2003.; Government of Saskatchewan, Jennifer Bisson, 2003
Front and side elevation
View of church and cemetery from the SW, 2003.; Government of Saskatchewan, Jennifer Bisson, 2003.
Church and Cemetery
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Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1896/01/01 to 1896/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/12/12

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

All Saints Anglican Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located on seven civic lots at 7th Street East on the edge of the Town of Duck Lake. Constructed in 1896, the property features a one-storey, wood-frame church with corner bell tower, and a well-maintained cemetery.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of All Saints Anglican Church resides in its status as one of the oldest buildings in the Duck Lake area. Constructed in 1896 when Duck Lake was emerging as a vibrant prairie settlement, the church and its adjacent cemetery have been an important site to the Duck Lake community for over 100 years. Not only a spiritual gathering place for the Anglican faith, the church's graveyard is also significant to the larger community; it contains the graves of the numerous pioneers who played a significant role in the history of Duck Lake, as well as in incidents related to the 1885 North-West uprising.

Heritage value also lies in the building's architectural style, which reflects the Gothic Revival influence that was common in prairie Anglican churches at the time. Its tall, narrow, pointed-arch windows, steeply-pitched roof, prominent corner tower, and symmetrical massing, along with its well-maintained cemetery, convey a picturesque setting of quiet solitude.

Located on its original site, All Saints Anglican Church continues to serve the community as a place of worship.

Source:

Town of Duck Lake Bylaw No. 10 of 1982.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of All Saints Anglican Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those features that speak to its Gothic Revival architectural style, including the tall, narrow, pointed-arch windows with mouldings, the steeply-pitched roof, prominent corner tower with its pointed-arch, side-entrance doorway, stained glass windows, and symmetrical massing;
-decorative elements, such as the pointed-arches and rose window;
-those elements that contribute to the building's religious nature, such as the cemetery with its formal arrangement of graves and grave markers;
-its original location on a grassed tract of land on the edge of the town.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1982/12/14

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1885/01/01 to 1885/12/31

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions

Function - Category and Type

Current

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship

Historic

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 89

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 89

Status

Published

Related Places

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