Ridgedale United Church
Corner of First St. West and First Ave., Ridgedale, Saskatchewan, S0E, Canada
Links and documents
1928/01/01 to 1928/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Ridgedale United Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located on two town lots in the Village of Ridgedale. The property features a one-storey, wood-frame church constructed in 1928.
The heritage value of Ridgedale United Church lies in the building’s status as a place of public gathering. Built in 1928, the church is one of the oldest public buildings in the community. Aside from the property’s religious role, it has been utilized for a number of community events over the years, making it an important venue in the community for a multitude of activities, including hosting youth groups, concerts and local fundraisers.
The heritage value of the property also lies in its status as a landmark in the community as a result of its unique architectural style. The church reflects the influence of Gothic Revival architecture, dominant in ecclesiastical buildings during this period. Typical of the style, the church features a bell tower topped with crenellation, pointed-arch windows with tracery, L-shaped composition and tall vertical proportion with a steep gable roof. This architecture sets the property apart from the surrounding vernacular residential and commercial properties common throughout the community.
Village of Ridgedale Bylaw 02/02.
The heritage value of Ridgedale United Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect Gothic Revival architecture, including its bell tower and crenellation, pointed windows with tracery, its tall vertical form, regular massing, L-shaped composition and gable roof;
-those elements that reflect its use as a place of public gathering, including its position on its original location, and front signage.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 817
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