Description of Historic Place
The Golf Clubhouse, at Waskesiu in Prince Albert National Park, is located on a prominent rise overlooking Waskeskiu Lake. Tudor Rustic in design, the building's low structure is distinguished by the use of materials that inform its Rustic appearance. They include the stone faced foundations and chimney stack, horizontal log walls, half-timbered gables, and a prominent cedar-clad roof with deep overhangs. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Golf Clubhouse is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values:
The Golf Clubhouse is associated with the theme of the development of the National Park system in Canada. Designed and built at the height of relief construction activity, the structure illustrates many important design characteristics associated with this period of parks history. It also represents the development of commercial and recreational activity at Waskesiu.
The Golf Clubhouse exhibits very good aesthetics, being one of the more elaborate examples in the park of the Tudor Rustic style favoured by National Parks during this period. The character of the structure is defined by the successful manner in which natural construction materials are used. Both the exterior and interior exhibit very good craftsmanship.
The Golf Clubhouse maintains an unchanged relationship with its site and reinforces the natural park setting. Designed as a recreation centre, it is familiar to wardens, visitors and inhabitants of Prince Albert National Park.
Golf Clubhouse, Prospect Point, Prince Albert National Park, Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, Heritage Character Statement 85-063.
Buildings, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan. Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office Report 85-063.
The character-defining elements of the Golf Clubhouse should be respected, for example:
Its Tudor rustic design aesthetic, quality craftsmanship and natural materials, for example:
-The rectangular massing of the structure;
-The steeply pitched hipped roof with bell-cast eaves, half-timbered gables and the chimney with double brick flues on a stone stack;
-The peeled-log construction walls and extensive stone detailing;
-The leaded glass windows, the rectangular north bay with plate glass windows, and the hipped roof treatment of the east façade;
-The interior lounge area with massive stone fireplace, large bay window overlooking the lake, and the direct accessibility to the front verandah and side patio.
The manner in which the Golf Clubhouse maintains an unchanged historical relationship to its site, is compatible with the natural park setting, and is familiar to townspeople and visitors, as evidenced by:
-The building’s ongoing relationship with the open spaces and plantings;
-Its rustic aesthetic, form and massing, that are compatible with the natural setting of the park;
-Its design and location on a prominent rise of land which make it well known to park visitors and the community.