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Key Number: HS 9960
Site Name: Southminster United Church
Other Names:
Site Type: 1606 - Religious: Monastery or Convent


ATS Legal Description:
Twp Rge Mer
9 21 4

Address: 1011 - 4 Avenue S
Number: 11
Street: 10 S
Avenue: 4 S
Town: Lethbridge
Near Town:


Type Number Date View


Plan Shape: Rectangular Short Facade
Storeys: Storeys: 2 1/2
Foundation: Basement/Foundation Wall Material: Concrete
Superstructure: Brick
Superstructure Cover:
Roof Structure: Medium Gable
Roof Cover:
Exterior Codes: Massing of Units: Single Detached
Wings: Rear and Either Side
Number of Bays - Facade: First or Ground Floor, 5 Bays
Wall Design and Detail: Plain Panel
Wall Design and Detail: Arcading
Wall Design and Detail: Plinth
Wall Design and Detail: Entablature
Wall Design and Detail: Plain Parapet
Wall Design and Detail: Carving
Wall Design and Detail: Inscription or Date Stone
Wall Design and Detail: Decorative Brick
Plain Eaves
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Fascia
Roof Trim - Verges: Plain Soffit
Roof Trim - Verges: Returned Eaves
Roof Trim Material - Verges: Wood
Dormer Type: None
Chimney Location - Side to Side: Offset Left
Chimney Location - Front to Rear: Centre
Chimney Stack Material: Brick
Chimney Stack Massing: Single
Roof Trim - Special Features: None
Window - Structural Opening Shape: Semi-Circular
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Voussoirs
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Keystone
Window - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: None
Window - Sill Type: Plain Slip Sill
Window - Sill Material: Concrete
Window - Number of Sashes: Other
Window - Opening Mechanism: Hinged
Window - Special Types: Eyebrow
Main Entrance - Location: 2 or More (Facade)
Main Entrance - Structural Opening Shape: Flat
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Head: Entablature
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening - Sides: Moulded
Main Entrance - Trim Outside Structural Opening Material: Concrete
Main Entrance - Trim Within Structural Opening - Head: Decorated
Main Entrance - Trim Within Structural Opening - Head: Flat Transom, Multiple Lights
Main Entrance - Trim Within Structural Opening - Sides: Decorated
Main Entrance - Number of Leaves: 2
Main Entrance - Number of Panels Per Leaf: 3
Main Stairs - Location and Design: First or Ground Floor, Closed Railing
Main Stairs - Direction: Straight
Main Porch - Type: Platform
Main Porch - Special Features: None
Exterior: Boxed cornice returned eaves monumental entrance with 4 concrete pillars partially exposed, dividing 3 doors (galleries) decorative door surrounds, extended shelf (entablature) Front SW addition has multiple vaulted roof.
Fire escape west elevation; stained glass windows east and west elevations. Glass block windows north elevation.
Interior: N/A
Environment: Downtown on north side of street in an area of institutional buildings: City Hall, Court house, Country offices used to be called Wesley church see photo 1914 Henderson Directory page 17 lot size 150' / 200'.
Condition: Good (2004)
Alterations: Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Door Apparent Alterations and/or Additions: Other Site: Original Rear addition.


Construction: Construction Date:
Construction Ended
Usage: Usage Date:
Religious: Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Governmental: Office or Adminsitration Building

Owner: Owner Date:
J.M. Pritchard
Architect: N/A
Craftsman: N/A
History: 1935. First ministers of New United Church: Rev. J.M. Pritchard, Rev. A.K. McMinn. Originally was Wesley Methodist Church. West Addition - Church Hall.
1913 Corner Stone Laid by W.S.C. Galbraith, June 17 1916 dedicated. South minister's Church organ made by Casavant, and installed in 1918, for $8000. In 1979 it was worth $350,000. Wilfred Woolhouse is organ caretaker in 1980 at Southminister. 1925 June 10, (1925) The United Church of Canada was formed through a Union of Methodists, Congregationalists and a large section of the Presbyterians.
1935 June 23, Congregations of Wesley and Knox United Churches formed Southminster Church.


Status: Status Date:
Designation Status: Designation Date:
(not assigned)

Register: N/A
Record Information: Record Information Date:
S. Khanna 1992/08/24


Alberta Register of Historic Places:
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