Monday 17 December 2018

St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church

Information for this post is paraphrased from:

"The heritage value of the property lies in its use as a place of gathering by residents of the area. St. Andrew’s Church was built between 1899 and 1901 as a replacement for an earlier church built in the early 1880’s. The Scottish congregation constructed the elaborate fieldstone church with volunteer labour. The church is defined by its tall vertical proportions, particularly its tall steeple, which projects a stately image over the entire property. The cemetery was established 1901 and incorporated the cemetery from the original church. 

In 1939 the current community hall was constructed after the original was lost to fire. The building is recognized as a local landmark for its unique gambrel roof and is an important historical and current community gathering place. 

The heritage value of the property also lies in its large grounds. The large size of the property signifies its importance in the community. The property is bordered by a shelter belt which sets it off from the surrounding countryside. Inside the shelterbelt the property features a variety of landscape features, including large open fields and small tree groves, as well as two old baseball backstops that were once used for recreation."

Visited in August 2018 and located near Wapella, Saskatchewan.

- Jason Paul Sailer

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