12 Days of Christmas Day Six

Silverton United Church, Silverton, MB

Originally built for Presbyterians in 1892, this little wooden church was moved to its present location in the tiny village of Silverton in 1949. The building is a simple rectangular nave pierced by four stubby lancet windows along each side. The major Gothic feature is the large square entry tower with the battlement along the top – very medieval yet somehow congruent with the open Canadian prairie. It benefits greatly from its setting – a wide-open area backed by trees. As you can see, the building and the lot are well maintained.

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Filed under Churches, Day Tripping, Prairie People

3 responses to “12 Days of Christmas Day Six

  1. Marc Ouimet

    Can’t comment on the churches… too broken up over the loss of Cesaria Evora, Cape Verde’s beloved barefoot diva and one of the great voices of our or any other generation. ‘Petit pays, je t’aime beaucoup…’

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