Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 176


St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
NE 13-26-8W,
Moosehorn area

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Designation Date: March 11, 1999
Designation Authority: The R.M. of Grahamdale
Present Owner: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

German settlers from Volhynia (an area bordering Russia) arrived in Manitoba's Interlake region in 1908, establishing through fishing and cattle ranching a thriving community. Their Lutheran faith was strong but the construction of a church wasn't possible until 1916. However, the project proved to be a difficult one and the building was not completed until 1921. The wait was worth it, for the resulting building is a fine piece of design, very German in its character, with a compact nave and solid tower set into the building. The church served an active congregation until 1964, and has been used for special functions since then.

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