Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

Shaughnessy United Church

Formerly:Raymond Flett Memorial United Church
Address:1493 Magnus Avenue
Use:Currently unoccupied
Original Use:Place of worship
Constructed:1963-1964
Architects:Dwight Johnston
Contractors:Nesplak Ltd.

Significant Dates

  • Summer 1949, Church extension council purchased land at the corner of Magnus and Railway. A temporary building was placed on the site for use.
  • 1964, Church dedicated.
  • 2005, Church closed following de-consecration on June 25th.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Shaughnessy Heights
  • Steeply pitched A-frame with pronounced entry
  • Side walls project past primary entrance and serve as a transitional space between the large open lot and the enclosed, dimly-lit narthex
  • Buff brick veneer
  • Generous irregularily shaped lot, void of landscaping and secondary buildings
  • Reinforced concrete foundation

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) 266.
  • Winnipeg: Shaughnessy file, United Church Archive.
  • Shaughnessy United Church: Dedication Service, April 19, 1964.

Locations of Supporting Information

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