Main Street, Waldron, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada
Links and documents
1930/01/01 to 1930/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Cenotaph Site is a Municipal Heritage Property located at the end of Main Street in the Village of Waldron. The property features a fieldstone cairn mounted on a cement base erected in 1930, surrounded by a small park.
The heritage value of the Cenotaph Site lies in its commemoration of the sacrifice of the Waldron and District war veterans. The cairn was constructed in 1930 to commemorate the veterans of the First World War. However, after 1945, the names of veterans of the Second World War were added to the monument. The cairn is surrounded by a small park planted with a variety of trees and shrubs. The park space sets the Cenotaph Site apart from surrounding properties and contributes to the visitor’s ability to reflect on the contribution of the area’s veterans.
The heritage value of the property also lies in its architecture and construction material. The cairn was constructed of fieldstone shaped into a small obelisk mounted on a stepped concrete foundation. The use of fieldstone, and its unique shape, contributes to its status as a local landmark.
Village of Waldron Bylaw 06/2005.
The heritage value of the Cenotaph Site resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect the property’s commemoration of the district’s veterans of the First and Second World Wars, including the “CEF” and “1915-1918” inscriptions on the front façade and the stone plaque listing veterans of the two world wars, flag pole, and tree and shrub plantings around the monument;
-those elements that reflect the property’s architecture and construction material, including the cairn’s use of fieldstone shaped into an obelisk and the two-step concrete foundation.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Governing Canada
- Military and Defence
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 2319
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