401 Railway Street, Muenster, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada
Links and documents
1905/01/01 to 1905/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Muenster Hotel is a Municipal Heritage Property located on two municipal lots at 401 Railway Street in the Village of Muenster. The property features a two-storey, wood frame hotel constructed in 1905.
The Muenster Hotel is valued as one of the oldest buildings in Muenster. The hotel was built in 1905 to serve area travellers, many of whom were associated with Muenster's St. Peter’s Abbey, the first Benedictine Abbey established in Canada. Mike Schmidt, the builder and first owner, saw the need for a business that could offer meals and accommodation to the influx of settlers and chose the site for its proximity to the rail line. Today the large, utilitarian building continues to serve as a hotel, dining room and lounge.
Village of Muenster Bylaw No. 4/2000.
The heritage value of Muenster Hotel resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements associated with the building’s age and prominence, such as its orientation on its original lot, the L-shaped form of the building and placement of the window openings on the second level.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Developing Economies
- Trade and Commerce
Function - Category and Type
- Commerce / Commercial Services
- Hotel, Motel or Inn
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 2113
Cross-Reference to Collection