Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church

Address:4588 Roblin Boulevard
Use:Place of worship
Original Use:Place of worship
Constructed:1962
Other Work:1950, Present site purchased (2.5 acre, pie shaped lot)
October 2 1962, Final drawings completed
November 1962, Excavation begins
1972, Organ Purchased
1976 New rectory constructed
1980, Repairs made to roof
1986, Interior renovation of basement
1986, Neighboring lot purchased, driveway extended/expanded
Architects:Roy Sellors
Contractors:F. W. Sawatsky

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Charleswood
  • Cost of Construction: $165,000
  • Church, seating for 350
  • Combination of modern and traditional elements
  • Clear span basement (contains dining hall, Sunday school rooms, storage)
  • Stained glass window in church designed and constructed by parishioners
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Sources

  • Aikman, Gordon. "Churches of Manitoba". Winnipeg Tribune, Saturday January 27, 1979.
  • Chester, Margot. New Church Erected in Charleswood. Sunday Herald, Catholic Weekly for Manitoba. January 13, 1963.
  • Martin, Nick. "Shrine for Madonna Found in Basement". Winnipeg Free Press, August 28, 1996.