Log Cabin, Rural School & St. David's Church
Porcupine Plain and District Museum Site
Links and documents
1920/01/01 to 1942/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Log Cabin, Rural School & St. David's Church is a Municipal Heritage Property within the Town of Porcupine Plain located at the intersection of Windsor Avenue and Elm Street. The property features three buildings, including two one-storey, wood-frame buildings and a one-storey log building. The buildings were constructed between 1920 and 1942 and moved onto this 0.7 hectare lot between 1976 and 1982.
The heritage value of the Log Cabin, Rural School & St. David's Church lies in its association with the early settlement of the Porcupine Plain district. Typical of 1920s settlements, the buildings in the area were constructed out of trees from the large forested area that surrounded the growing agricultural community. In Porcupine Plain, like many other communities, early construction efforts focused on building residences, churches and schools. As such, examples of these building types were moved to the site between 1976 and 1982 in order to help interpret the early pioneer period for the local museum.
Town of Porcupine Plain Bylaw No. 6-82.
The heritage value of the Log Cabin, Rural School & St. David's Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements of the log cabin that reflect its representation of early residential buildings, including its log construction, small rectangular form, regular massing, gable roof and double-hung windows;
-those elements of the St. David’s Church that reflect its representation of early ecclesiastical buildings in the district, including its wood-frame construction, board siding, rectangular form, regular massing, open interior floor plan, and wood-shingled, gable roof;
-those elements of the school that reflect its representation of rural educational facilities, including the window wall, rectangular floor plan, wood-frame construction, board siding and wood-shingled roof.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
- Migration and Immigration
Function - Category and Type
- One-Room School
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 346
Cross-Reference to Collection