Manitoba Municipal Heritage Site No. 379

Our Lady of Assumption Parish
305 St. Paul Street


Our Lady of Assumption Parish

Designation Date: November 14, 2013
Designation Authority:  Lorne (R.M.)
Present Owner:   La Corporation Archiepiscopale Catholique Romaine de Saint-Boniface


Our Lady of Assumption Parish is a fine example of a medium-sized village church, the architectural highlight of the community. The church is noted especially for its exceptional craftsmanship manifested in the eye-catching shingled front gable and tower and particularly outstanding brickwork. In addition to the ornament on the projecting central tower bay, the elegant brickwork is used to carry out details of the widely-used Gothic Revival style, including the drip mouldings over the original pointed-arched wood windows and the buttresses on the tower. The church interior has a high level of physical integrity, with the basilica plan retaining many original features, including the triple barrel-vaulted ceiling, Tuscan columns separating nave and side aisles; and various fine wooden features and details throughout. This important village landmark was in use from 1910 and remains in active use today, recalling the strong and enduring Roman Catholic heritage of the community.

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