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Hallonquist Church of God

Coulee RM 136, Saskatchewan, S0H, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1986/01/08

Front Elevation of Hallonquist Church of God, 2006; Clint Robertson, 2006.
Exterior of church
View of interior of Hallonquist Church of God looking towards the pulpit from the main enterance, 2006.; Clint Robertson, 2006.
Interior of church
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Other Name(s)

Hallonquist Church of God
Hallonquist Church of God

Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

1936/01/01 to 1936/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/08/17

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Hallonquist Church of God is a Municipal Heritage Property located in the Rural Municipality of Coulee No. 136, six kilometers north-east of the Hamlet of Hollonquist. The property features a wood-frame country church with Gothic-arched windows completed in 1936, and a cemetery established around 1916.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of the Hallonquist Church of God lies in its status as a meeting place for the Church of God congregation, which built the first church on the site in about 1916. The earliest members of this congregation were German-speaking settlers from south-west Russia who had arrived in the area in 1909-10. Illustrating the worshippers' steadfast devotion, the present church was constructed in 1936 despite the economic depression of the decade. Until 1969, the Church of God served the Hallonquist community as a location for regular services and special services thereafter. The property also serves as the final resting place for at least 42 members of the church in a cemetery that retains only six markers.

The heritage value of the property also lies in its vernacular architecture. Built with volunteer labour, this wood-frame church features a front-gabled roof and is distinguished by its Gothic-arch windows. The simple fir-detailed interior reveals a balcony and retains its original wooden benches.

Source:

Rural Municipality of Coulee No. 136 Bylaw No. 1985-4.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of the Hallonquist Church of God resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s status as a meeting place for the Hallonquist Church of God congregation, including its location on the original site of the first Church of God; the cemetery containing at least 42 graves of members of the congregation and six grave markers; a shelterbelt around the church yard;
-those elements that reflect the property’s vernacular architecture, including its central entry, rectangular plan; wood-frame construction with bevelled siding, cornerboards and trim; front-gabled roof with triangular eave brackets, open eaves and exposed rafters; double-hung, wooden-sash, Gothic-arch windows; two square windows and one Gothic-arch window in the front gable; interior architectural features, including its configuration, which exhibits an entrance foyer with an open basement staircase, an adjoining room to the foyer with a glazed door, and an open nave with a balcony.

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Saskatchewan

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

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

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date

1986/01/08

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

1936/01/01 to 1969/12/31

Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions

Function - Category and Type

Current

Historic

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
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 File: MHP 955

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 955

Status

Published

Related Places

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