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Marysburg Assumption Church

Humboldt RM 370, Saskatchewan, S0K, Canada

Formally Recognized: 1983/09/13

View of the front facade, towers and central rose window, 2007.; Government of Saskatchewan, Bernard Flaman, 2007.
Front Elevation
View of the sanctuary from the balcony, 2007.; Government of Saskatchewan, Bernard Flaman, 2007.
Interior view
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Construction Date(s)

1920/01/01 to 1921/12/31

Listed on the Canadian Register: 2008/02/28

Statement of Significance

Description of Historic Place

Marysburg Assumption Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located on a 10 acre lot in the Hamlet of Marysburg in the Rural Municipality of Humboldt No. 307. The property features a large brick-clad church constructed between 1920 and 1921.

Heritage Value

The heritage value of Marysburg Assumption Church lies in its longstanding use as a place of worship for many community members. The church was constructed between 1920 and 1921, succeeding two previous churches. The property has been the spiritual centre for many residents since that time and has played an important role in the social fabric of the community through hosting a myriad of baptisms, marriages and funerals.

The heritage value of the property also lies in its architecture. The design of the exterior is inspired by the Romanesque Revival style while the interior exhibits a Classical Revival influence. The Romanesque style can be observed in the massive elements that comprise the exterior, including the towers, buttresses, pilasters, arched corbel-course and the use of brick. In the interior, Classical influence can be observed in the use of the Composite order (Ionic and Corinthian). These architectural elements combine with the church’s impressive size to make the property a landmark in the community.


Rural Municipality of Humboldt No. 370 Bylaw 3 of 1983.

Character-Defining Elements

The heritage value of Marysburg Assumption Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that reflect its status as a religious centre in the community, including its location on its original site, two alcoves in the front facade with inset religious statues, crosses on top of the towers and along the roof line, ornate central altar and side altars and their religious paintings and carvings, raised pulpit and the carved chancel rail;
-those elements of the property that reflect its Romanesque Revival architecture, including the brick-clad façade, buttresses and pilasters, arched corbel-course, large flanking tower with broach spires, fanlight above the front entranceways, central rose window, cruciform layout, central gable roof covering the nave, rounded-arch window openings with stained glass;
-those elements of the property that reflect its Classical Revival architecture, including the interior rounded arches in the aisle vaults, and Composite order.




Recognition Authority

Local Governments (SK)

Recognition Statute

Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)

Recognition Type

Municipal Heritage Property

Recognition Date


Historical Information

Significant Date(s)


Theme - Category and Type

Building Social and Community Life
Religious Institutions

Function - Category and Type



Religion, Ritual and Funeral
Religious Facility or Place of Worship

Architect / Designer




Additional Information

Location of Supporting Documentation

Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport Heritage Resources Branch 1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK File: MHP 256

Cross-Reference to Collection

Fed/Prov/Terr Identifier

MHP 256



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