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Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery

Moose Creek RM 33, Saskatchewan, S0C, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1991/03/05

Southwest view, 2004; Government of Saskatchewan, Brett Quiring, 2004
Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery
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Other Name(s)

Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery
Moose Creek Methodist Church
Moose Creek United Church

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Construction Date(s)

1916/01/01 to 1916/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/08/10

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery is a Municipal Heritage Property located within the Rural Municipality of Moose Creek No. 33 approximately ten kilometres southwest of Carlyle. The 0.75 hectare landscaped property features a cemetery and one-storey, wood-frame church built in 1916.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery lies in its status as the link between the community’s present residents and the original settlers. The church has been the centre of spiritual and social life since the church was built in 1916. Constructed by the pioneers of the district, the church remains as one of their most tangible legacies. The cemetery adjoining the church was established in 1918 and provides the final resting place of many of the area’s first settlers.

The heritage value of the property also lies in the landscape. The Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery is situated on large well-groomed grounds, reflecting property's importance to the community. The borders are defined by a partial shelter belt, and the cemetery is further separated from the church grounds by a loosely-treed border and an ornate brick and iron gate.

Source:

Rural Municipality of Moose Creek No. 33 Bylaw 50-91.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the Moose Creek United Church and Cemetery resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s association with the district’s original pioneers, such as the location of the church and the cemetery on their original site;
-those elements of the landscape that reflect the important nature of the property, such as the well groomed lawns and the shelter belt and other treed sections;
-the brick and wrought iron gate.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

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

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1991/03/05

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

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

Jim Kirkpatrick

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 1407

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 1407

Status

Published

Related Places

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