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Superintendent's Garage, Building 22

Prospect Drive, Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1988/05/05

Exterior photo; S. Siepman, Parks-PNRO (1984).
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Other Name(s)

Superintendent's Garage, Building 22
Superintendent's Garage, Building 22
Garage du directeur de parc

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Construction Date(s)

1929/01/01 to 1930/01/01

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2006/01/23

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

The Superintendent’s Garage is located in a cottage subdivision, adjacent to the Superintendent’s Residence, amongst mature trees, gardens and lawns. It is a square log structure with a hipped roof, and multi-paned sash and paneled doors. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.

Heritage Value

The Superintendent’s Garage is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values.

Historical value
The Superintendent’s Garage in relation to the Superintendent’s Residence is associated with the first permanent staff facility built in the Prospect Point subdivision, adjacent to the Waskesui townsite. The creation of this cottage subdivision and the adjacent golf course is related to the National Parks Branch’s intent to make Prince Albert National Park a major resort destination accessible by automobile. In turn, this was significant in the development of the community.

Architectural value
The Superintendent’s Garage is valued for its very good aesthetic design, and is a good example of the rustic picturesque cottage tradition used by the National Parks Branch during the period from 1927 to 1936. The design vocabulary, combined with a use of local materials, primarily logs and stone, created a distinctive rustic image for the National Parks’ system. The Garage exhibits very good workmanship.

Environmental value:
The Superintendent’s Garage maintains an unchanged relationship to its site and reinforces the present rustic character of the cottage subdivision within Prince Albert National Park. It is a familiar landmark to wardens, visitors and inhabitants of the Park.

Buildings, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Federal Heritage Buildings Review Office Report 85-04 to 85-063.

The Superintendent’s Residence/Garage, Prospect Drive, Waskesiu, Saskatchewan, Heritage Character Statement 85-063.

Character-Defining Elements

The following character-defining elements of the Superintendent’s Garage should be respected, for example:

Its rustic picturesque cottage tradition, its functional design, quality craftsmanship and natural materials, for example:

- The rectangular massing of the structure;
- The roof, sweeping bell-cast eaves, and large hipped dormers;
- The arrangement of multi-paned window and paneled doors.

The manner in which the Superintendent’s Garage maintains an unchanged historical relationship to its site, is compatible with the present rustic character of the cottage subdivision, and is familiar to wardens and campers and inhabitants within Prince Albert National Park as evidenced by:

- The building’s unchanged relationship with the surrounding mature trees and lawns of the Superintendent’s grounds;
- Its distinctive rustic aesthetic, natural materials, proportions and massing, which harmonize with the natural setting of the park and with the other buildings in the townsite;
- Its design and location in the Prospect Point subdivision, adjacent to the Waskesui townsite, which make it well known to park visitors and the community.




Recognition Authority

Government of Canada

Recognition Statute

Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy

Recognition Type

Recognized Federal Heritage Building

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Historical Information

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Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier




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Superintendent's Residence, Building 22

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