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Stenen United Church

1st Avenue, Stenen, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1985/01/08

Front and side facades of the Church; Government of Saskatchewan, Michael Thome, 2005.
Stenen United Church
Interior view from entrance; Government of Saskatchewan, Michael Thome, 2005.
Stenen United Church
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Other Name(s)

Stenen United Church
Crystal Lake Library / Mechanics and Literary Institute

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Construction Date(s)

1911/01/01 to 1930/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/02/14

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Stenen United Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located in the Village of Stenen. Located on a corner lot, the property features a one-storey wood-frame building with a gable roof.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of Stenen United Church resides in its association with the cultural and religious life of the region. A branch of the Mechanics and Literary Institute constructed this building on the shore of nearby Crystal Lake in 1911 to house their public library. Founded by Mary Elizabeth Raynolds Wilson shortly after homesteading nearby in 1903, the Institute operated one of Saskatchewan’s first public libraries. Mrs. Wilson donated the building to the Stenen congregation of the United Church of Canada in 1930 and it was moved to its current site. Although weekly services ceased by 1980, the building is still used periodically by the congregation.

Source:

Village of Stenen Bylaw No.2-85.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of Stenen United Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-simple, vernacular wood-frame construction;
-open interior space that facilitates public gatherings;
-location within the region.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

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

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1985/01/08

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Philosophy and Spirituality

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Leisure
Library
Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

n/a

Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 170

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 170

Status

Published

Related Places

n/a

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