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Knox United Church

838 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K, Canada

Reconnu formellement en: 2003/09/22

Front façade of Knox United Church, 2006.; Government of Saskatchewan, Bernie Flaman, 2006.
Front façade
Close-up of the central windows of Knox United Church, 2005.; City of Saskatoon, Kathlyn Szalasznyj, 2005.
Central windows on the front façade
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Autre nom(s)

Knox United Church
Knox Presbyterian Church

Liens et documents

Date(s) de construction

1912/01/01 à 1914/12/31

Inscrit au répertoire canadien: 2006/03/20

Énoncé d'importance

Description du lieu patrimonial

Knox United Church is a Municipal Heritage Property occupying .68 hectares of land on the western riverbank of downtown Saskatoon, at the corner of 23rd Street and Spadina Crescent. It features a pre-World War I, two-storey, brick and concrete church.

Valeur patrimoniale

The heritage value of Knox United Church lies in its architecture. Begun in 1912 and completed in 1914, it was designed by the prominent Montreal architectural firm of Brown and Vallance in a Collegiate Gothic style with an irregular, pointed cruciform floor plan. The Church bears all of the main characteristics of this architectural style, including arched doorways, multiple stained glass windows, and stepped pediments. Its imposing brick exterior reflects stability and strength suitable for a house of worship, while four sets of stained glass windows add ethereal ambience. In its interior, high ceilings and the extensive use of oak in the church’s raised chancel, balconies and exposed rafters continue its lofty style. Except for the extension of its north wall to accommodate an elevator, the Church has seen virtually no structural changes over the years.

The heritage value of Knox United Church also resides in its value as a religious and cultural landmark in Saskatoon. It was constructed by the founding members of Saskatoon’s Presbyterian community and became part of the United Church of Canada in 1925. One of the city’s most notable churches, its large size (1200-person capacity) and excellent acoustics have made it a venue for numerous social and cultural functions, including choir and chamber music presentations. A ground-level church hall has also served a variety of religious and community needs. Prominently located on Spadina Crescent, an avenue of churches, Knox United Church is a landmark in the community.


City of Saskatoon Bylaws No. 6770 and No. 8232.

Éléments caractéristiques

The heritage value of Knox United Church resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements reflecting its Collegiate Gothic architecture, such as its stepped pediments, columns, buttresses, recessed doorways, belt courses, mullions, spandrels and exposed rafters;
-those elements that establish the ambience of the church, such as the location of the stained glass windows, and the layout of its narthex, nave and chancel;
-those elements that speak to its value as a religious and cultural landmark in Saskatoon, including its placement on its original parcel of land.




Autorité de reconnaissance

Administrations locales (Sask.)

Loi habilitante

Heritage Property Act, alinéa 11(1)(a)

Type de reconnaissance

Bien patrimonial municipal

Date de reconnaissance


Données sur l'histoire

Date(s) importantes


Thème - catégorie et type

Établir une vie sociale et communautaire
Les institutions religieuses

Catégorie de fonction / Type de fonction


Religion, rituel et funéraille
Centre religieux ou lieu de culte


Architecte / Concepteur

Brown and Vallance


Robert John Lecky

Informations supplémentaires

Emplacement de la documentation

City of Saskatoon Community Services Department Development Services Branch 222 - 3rd Avenue North SASKATOON SK S7K 0J5

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Identificateur féd./prov./terr.

MHP 2256



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