Buchanan RM 304, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada
Cement Cross Monument
Links and documents
1919/01/01 to 1919/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Monument is a Municipal Heritage Property located approximately 13.5 kilometres north of the Village of Buchanan on a portion of the SW-14-33-6-W2 in the Rural Municipality of Buchanan No. 304. The property features a cement cross constructed in 1919.
The heritage value of The Monument lies in its association with the homesteaders who settled this area. Following the Ukrainian tradition of constructing religious monuments to mark personal milestones or important events, Frank Tulik built a wooden cross on his homestead shortly after arriving there in 1903. Tulik dedicated his monument to the early pioneers in recognition of the sacrifices they made in coming to Canada. In 1919 Tulik replaced the wooden cross with the present structure, a durable cross cast in concrete. The monument has since become a prominent local landmark.
Rural Municipality of Buchanan No. 304 Bylaw No. 2-86.
The heritage value of The Monument resides in the following character-defining elements:
-form and material, including the crucifix form, use of cement and the engravings;
-location and orientation on its original site.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Commemorative Monument
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 1044
Cross-Reference to Collection