Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 173


Archibald United Church
SE 17-4-9W,
Manitou area

Archibald United Church

Designation Date: December 8, 1998
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Pembina
Present Owner: Archibald Historical Museum

Before the Methodist Church was subsumed in 1921 as part of the United Church of Canada, it had a profound impact on society, affecting social change through a pragmatic theology. The buildings they constructed, like the former Archibald Methodist Church, were themselves deliberately simple, eschewing any kind of distracting display. Only the pointed windows, an inspiration from the Gothic Revival style suggest its function. The building's interior is less severe, with walls that are sheathed in a variety of patterned wood. Built in the late 1890s, the church stood vacant for several years until the nearby Archibald Historical Museum took it upon themselves to save and eventually restore this landmark.

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