Foam Lake Museum
133 Bray Avenue West, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada
Foam Lake Museum
Town Hall / Fire Hall
Links and documents
1926/01/01 to 1926/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Foam Lake Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property situated on two lots in the Town of Foam Lake. The property features a one-storey brick building constructed in 1926.
The heritage value of the Foam Lake Museum lies in its use as a public building. Originally constructed as a town office/fire hall in 1926, only two years after Foam Lake was incorporated as a town, the building's brick construction and stepped front façade reflected community’s confidence and optimism. The building continued to serve as the municipal office for the community until a new town administration office was built in 1975. In 1977, the building was handed over to the Foam Lake Museum Association as the needs of that organization had outgrown their available space. Since that time, the building has stored documents and artifacts pertaining to the area's history, and has become a place of social gathering as special events are held at the museum throughout the year.
Town of Foam Lake Bylaw No. 3-82.
The heritage value of the Foam Lake Museum resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to the building's use as a town office/fire hall, including the base of the bell tower, flag pole, and large windows on the front entrance;
-those elements that speak to the building's use as a museum, including open space for the display and storage of artifacts and the sign on the front exterior of the building;
-the building’s location on its original site.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Governing Canada
- Government and Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Fire Station
- Town or City Hall
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 118
Cross-Reference to Collection