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Dominion City Cemetery

Franklin, Manitoba, R0A, Canada

Formally Recognized: 2006/08/08

Contextual view, from the northeast, of Dominion City Cemetery, Dominion City, 2007; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2007
Contextual View
Detail view, from the north, of Dominion City Cemetery, Dominion City, 2007; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2007
Detail View
Detail of the commemorative plaque at Dominion City Cemetery, Dominion City, 2007; Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, 2007
Detail

Other Name(s)

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Links and documents

Construction Date(s)

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2007/10/29

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Dominion City Cemetery, a large rectangular burial ground on the eastern edge of Dominion City, is bounded on the south and west by a small tributary of the Roseau River, on the north by plantings of evergreen trees and on the east by oak trees. The municipal designation applies to the 5,625-square-metre parcel of land.

Heritage Value

The Dominion City Cemetery, a spacious, formally organized burial ground, presently containing more than 100 graves, serves as Dominion City's only cemetery. As the final resting place for many of the pioneers who settled in the area beginning in ca. 1890, it tells the story of the community's past through the names and inscriptions on the grave markers. The cemetery's picturesque site (on land donated by St. Paul's Lutheran Church) at the edge of the urban area is a typical location for an important community amenity, providing a restful place of solace.

Source: Rural Municipality of Franklin By-law No. 13-06, August 8, 2006

Character-Defining Elements

Key elements that define the site character of the Dominion City Cemetery include:
- the location on the east bank of a tributary of the Roseau River at the eastern edge of Dominion City
- the formal layout, including rows of tree plantings along two perimeters and the north and east driveways and the orderly arrangement of gravesites in tidy rows

Key elements that define the cemetery's heritage character and memorial function include:
- the burials, including their east-facing orientation
- the variety of headstones with engravings
- the granite boulder with attached polished granite tablet bearing the cemetery's name and a commemoration recalling area pioneers
- the public access and continuing use

Recognition

Jurisdiction

Manitoba

Recognition Authority

Local Governments (MB)

Recognition Statute

Manitoba Historic Resources Act

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Site

Recognition Date

2006/08/08

Historical Information

Significant Date(s)

n/a

Theme - Category and Type

Peopling the Land
Migration and Immigration
Peopling the Land
Settlement
Building Social and Community Life
Community Organizations

Function - Category and Type

Current

Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure

Historic

Architect / Designer

n/a

Builder

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

RM of Franklin Box 66 115 Waddell Avenue East Dominion City MB R0A 0H0

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

M0282

Status

Published

Related Places

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