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FIVE PLACES OF FAITH

FIVE PLACES OF FAITH

The challenges facing historic places of faith are daunting, yet across the country congregations and communities are finding creative new uses and partnerships to revitalize these important landmarks. Solutions are being found that work in specific contexts, whether a busy downtown street...


ALBERT SCHOOL, SASKATOON

ALBERT SCHOOL, SASKATOON

Albert School is an elaborate and imposing three storey brick and granite building with a central tower in Saskatoon. It reflects a British style which emphasized simple, bold lines. Constructed in 1911, the Albert School (now called the Albert Community Centre) is located in the neighbourhood...


ERNEST LINDNER STUDIO

ERNEST LINDNER STUDIO

Attracted to Fairy Island’s pristine setting, nationally-renowned artist Ernest Lindner chose this spot, now called Lindner Point, to build his summer home and studio in 1935. The studio is constructed from spruce trees cut on the site and incorporates a large corner window offering a...


PRINCE ALBERT LANDMARK PROTECTED

PRINCE ALBERT LANDMARK PROTECTED

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the historic Immigration Hall in Prince Albert as a provincial heritage property. This significant heritage asset is linked to the immigration of new citizens into our province during the 1920s. It also refects the role of governments in...


DOUKHOBOR DUGOUT HOUSE

DOUKHOBOR DUGOUT HOUSE

Fleeing religious and political persecution in Russia, many Doukhobors immigrated to Canada in the late nineteenth century. In 1899, a group settling in the Blaine Lake area adapted to the harsh winter and limited availability of building materials by using the natural landscape to their...


GRAIN ELEVATOR PROTECTED

GRAIN ELEVATOR PROTECTED

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator as the province’s 54th Provincial Heritage Property. The elevator is adjacent to the Canadian National Railway track in the former village of Veregin, located 50 kilometres...


53RD PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PROPERTY

53RD PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PROPERTY

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery as our 53rd Provincial Heritage Property. The heritage value of the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery resides in its association with the first black community in Saskatchewan. Following the American Civil...


ARCHIVES ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN

ARCHIVES ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN

At the City of Saskatoon Archives, they work to preserve and provide access to the historical records of the City as well as to those of historically significant individuals and organizations. Did you know that the Saskatoon area has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. Remnants of the...


THE COLLEGE BUILDING

THE COLLEGE BUILDING

As one of the first buildings constructed on campus, the College Building reflects the prominent role agricultural education was to play at the newly created University of Saskatchewan. Originally designed to house the College of Agriculture, this multi-purpose building quickly became a hub...


CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

This significant six-storey building was constructed by 1914 for the Canada Life Assurance Company. It served that purpose until 1947 when it was purchased by the newly created Saskatchewan Government Insurance Office. SGIO maintained its head office in the building until 1979. This historic...


SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

What historic places are Saskatchewan's oldest? We referred to Wikipedia.com to find out what its contributors had to say about this question. It turns out that the oldest historic place on record, considering multicultural settlement of Canada, is located on the banks of the Churchill River...


CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

Claybank Brick Plant hosted hundreds of visitors during its annual Heritage Day festival a week ago. You may still visit Claybank today or any other Sunday in summer. It's worth the drive. The Plant is a National Historic Site and a Provincial Heritage Site in Saskatchewan. This year, there...