Royal Canadian Legion Building
134 Main Street, Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, S0G, Canada
Links and documents
1921/01/01 to 1921/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Royal Canadian Legion Building is a Municipal Heritage Property located on three commercial lots at 134 Main Street in the Village of Earl Grey. The property features a one-storey, red brick and grey stucco building, which was constructed in 1921.
The heritage value of the Royal Canadian Legion Building resides in its status as one of the oldest buildings in the Village of Earl Grey. Constructed in 1921, the hall has been occupied by many community organizations.
The heritage value of the property also resides in its long association with the Royal Canadian Legion. Earl Grey Branch No. 137 received its first Charter on July 22, 1919 from the Great War Veterans Association, which had been formed in 1917. The Memorial Hall, which is believed to be one of the oldest surviving Legion halls in Saskatchewan, was erected in memory of the eighteen men from the Rural Municipality of Longlaketon No. 219 who died in the Great War. A Memorial Tablet was unveiled by the ratepayers of the Rural Municipality during the service. The Earl Grey Branch received its second Charter on May 12, 1930 under the Canadian Legion British Empire Services League, which had been formed in 1926 when the G.W.V.A and other groups amalgamated. In 1948, the Earl Grey Ladies Patriotic Club erected a second Memorial Tablet in honour of the men of the district who lost their lives during the Second World War. Both Tablets are affixed to the front of the building. When Royal assent was granted in 1960, the Canadian Legion became known as The Royal Canadian Legion.
Village of Earl Grey Bylaw No.5-2004.
The heritage value of the Royal Canadian Legion Building lies in the following character-defining elements:
-elements which reflect the building’s historic association with the Royal Canadian Legion such as the Memorial Tablets, flagpole, original interior lights and its original location on Main Street.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Community Organizations
Function - Category and Type
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 2285
Cross-Reference to Collection