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Swift Current in Swift Current No. 137, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region (North America)
 

First United Church

Built in 1912

 
 
First United Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 23, 2022
1. First United Church Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated in 1913, this church’s architecture reveals a gothic influence. The structure began as the home of the Knox Presbyterian Church. After the Metropolitan Methodist Church burned down in 1946, the Knox Presbyterians and the Metropolitan Methodists joined hands to form the United Church of Swift Current. In 1958, the church was renamed the First United Church. Carillon bells housed in the church’s steeple ring out to this day to mark religious occasions. Its setting within one of Swift Current’s oldest residential neighbourhoods provides an anchor and landmark for residents of the city.

Designated Heritage Site, May 6, 1985

 
Erected by City of Swift Current; and the Government of Saskatchewan.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 50° 17.114′ N, 107° 47.747′ W. Marker is in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, in Swift Current No. 137. Marker is on 3 Avenue Northeast just north of Chaplin Street East, on the
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right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the staircase at the southwest corner of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 3 Avenue Northeast, Swift Current SK S9H 2G6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Court House/Land Titles Building (approx. 0.7 kilometers away).
 
Regarding First United Church. Canadian Resister of Historic Places (1985).
 
Also see . . .  First United Church.
The heritage value of the First United Church lies in its status as the oldest church in Swift Current. The building was constructed for the Presbyterians in 1913 at a cost of approximately $25,000. The Presbyterians were the sole occupants of the building until 1943. That same year, the Swift Current Metropolitan Methodist Church burned down. This event led to the amalgamation of the Presbyterian and Methodist congregations to form the First United Church of Swift Current. Constructed with a cross-axial layout and displaying a modest interpretation of the Gothic Revival style, including window tracery, brick and stone construction, and the steeply-pitched roof, the building is characteristic of the Presbyterian churches constructed in larger communities across the prairies during the first decades of the 19th century.
First United Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 23, 2022
2. First United Church Marker
(looking northeast • marker is located between staircases • just right of center)
(Submitted on July 18, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
First United Church (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 23, 2022
3. First United Church (southwest elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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