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Scandia Lutheran Church Site

Highway #35, Lakeview RM 337, Saskatchewan, S0E, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1985/12/04

Southwest elevation of Scandia Lutheran Church Site, 2005.; Government of Saskatchewan, Brett Quiring, 2005.
Scandia Lutheran Church Site
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Other Name(s)

Scandia Lutheran Church Site
Scandia Lutheran Church

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Construction Date(s)

1914/01/01 to 1914/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2005/09/07

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Scandia Lutheran Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located within the Rural Municipality of Lakeview No. 337 approximately 16 km north of the Town of Wadena. The property features an one-storey country church and cemetery established in 1914.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the Scandia Lutheran Church lies in its association with the area’s pioneers. The church was built by local residents in 1914 and was used as a religious gathering place until 1970 when the congregation moved to a facility in nearby Hendon. The church’s name reflects the main ethnic settlement in the region, the Scandinavians, and provides a constant reminder of their impact on this corner of Saskatchewan. A number of these settlers are buried in the cemetery, providing a link between the area’s current residents and their forbearers.

The heritage value of the property also lies in the property’s architecture. Typical of ecclesiastical buildings constructed across rural Saskatchewan, the church exhibits the influence of the Gothic Revival style. This influence can be observed in the pointed-doorways and windows, central bell tower, steeple and tall vertical proportions.

Source:

Rural Municipality of Lakeview No. 337 Bylaw 2-85.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the Scandia Lutheran Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the area’s pioneers, such as its location on its original site, the arrangement of the cemetery in symmetrical rows, and signage;
-those elements that reflect the property’s Gothic Revival architecture, including the pointed-arch windows and doorways, steeple, bell tower and religious symbols.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

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

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1985/12/04

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1914/01/01 to 1970/12/31

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

Fritz Setterlind

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 973

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 973

Status

Published

Related Places

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