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F.P.Martin House

718 Saskatchewan Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1997/03/03

Front façade of F.P. Martin House, 2005.; City of Saskatoon, Kathlyn Szalasznyj, 2005.
Close up view of F.P.Martin House
Frank P. Martin House and surrounding landscape overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, 2005.; City of Saskatoon, Kathlyn Szalasznyj, 2005.
Distant view of F.P.Martin House
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Other Name(s)

F.P.Martin House
F.P. Martin Residence

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Construction Date(s)

1926/01/01 to 1926/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/03/17

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The F.P.Martin House is a Municipal Heritage Property comprising two city lots overlooking the South Saskatchewan River in the Nutana district of Saskatoon. It features a tile-and-stucco-clad, 2½ storey duplex.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the F.P. Martin House resides in its architecture. Built in 1926 by prominent architect, Frank Percy Martin, in a Cottage Vernacular style, the home has an irregular shape with a steep double-dormered roof, Gothic doorways, and lattice windows. Each unit of the dwelling includes a study loft, a main floor sun room and a living room with an expansive view of the South Saskatchewan River and city skyline, allowing for an interaction with the landscape in the creation of both personal living quarters and a contemplative work space. The composition of this house is unique in the city of Saskatoon.

Heritage value of the F.P. Martin House also lies in its long association with the life and work of Saskatoon architect, Frank Percy Martin (1882-1931). Personally designed by him to serve as his residence with the adjoining unit reserved for his brother, it is a personal example of his work in domestic architecture. Salvaged building materials used in the construction of the home link it to projects such as the building of the University Bridge.

Heritage value of the F. P. Martin House also resides in its contribution to the historic streetscape of Saskatchewan Crescent. The house’s unique form, highlighted by the dormered roof, contributes to the historic character of the neighbourhood, making it a landmark in the community.


City of Saskatoon Bylaw Nos. 7615, 8001 and 8011.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the F.P. Martin House resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that speak to its Cottage Vernacular architectural style and its contribution to the surrounding streetscape, such as its roof slope, double dormers and portico entrances;
-those elements that contribute an unimpeded westward view of the South Saskatchewan River and Saskatoon's downtown skyline, such the low relief landscaping and the picture windows;
-those elements that speak to its status as a landmark, such as its location and placement on its original lot.




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

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

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
Architecture and Design

Function - Category and Type


Single Dwelling


Architect / Designer

Frank Percy Martin



Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

City of Saskatoon Community Services Department Development Services Branch 222 - 3rd Avenue North SASKATOON SK S7K 0J5

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 1905



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