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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Luke’s Anglican Church (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This wood frame Anglican church building in Emerson, in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin, was constructed in 1876 on plans by architect Edwin Ware of St. Thomas, Ontario. It is one of the last remaining churches from this early period of European settlement in Manitoba. The church was enlarged and the belfry was added in 1879. It closed in 2005 and is now being maintained by the local municipality. At a site visit in October 2019, the building was being renovated.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson (October 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson (October 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson

St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Emerson (October 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.00555, W97.21166
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Emerson Cemetery (Emerson, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

Sources:

“Emerson,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 January 1876, page 3.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Robert Hill and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Wayne Arseny.

Page revised: 24 January 2020

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