Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

John Black Memorial United Church

Address:898 Henderson Highway
Use:Place of worship
Original Use:Place of worship
Constructed:1957
Other Work:1927 Church constructed
Architects:Smith Carter Katelnikoff
Firms:Smith Carter Katelnikoff
Contractors:North American Builders Ltd.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Kildonan Drive
  • New church addition adjoins first church on site (built in 1927), which was later converted to a Christian Education Centre
  • Entrance to all buildings centered on a shared, covered courtyard
  • Wood frame construction
  • Cost of construction: $150,000
  • Sanctuary seats 550
  • Chapel seating for 60

Sources

  • Neil Bingham. A Study of the Church Buildings in Manitoba of the Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian and United Churches of Canada. (Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Recreation, Historic Resources, 1987) 248.
  • John Black Memorial Church: 50th Anniversary. Winnipeg, 1964.
  • University of Manitoba: Winnipeg Building Index: http://wbi.lib.umanitoba.ca/WinnipegBuildings/showBuilding.jsp?id=557
  • Winnipeg: John Black Memorial File, UCA. "History of the John Black Memorial Church, 1914-1939." 7.

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Conference of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario, United Church of Canada Archives, University of Winnipeg