Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 138


Baldur United Church
202 Second Street North,

Baldur United Church

Designation Date: June 11, 1996
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Argyle
Present Owner: Trustees of the Congregation of the United Church of Canada

Methodists in the Belmont area welcomed their first minister in 1884 and within a year Reverend James Hoskins had added Bethel Methodist to his Otenaw Circuit. When the community of Baldur was formed, in 1889, the church was moved into town. Within fifteen years a larger building was required and in 1904 the present church was constructed. The building is a fascinating expression of the Gothic Revival tradition. A variety of window shapes abound—rectangular in the tower, round-arched at the back, the large pointed-arched openings in the nave and in the middle of the tower a very unusual opening based on a Gothic shape called a trefoil.

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