Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Places

Buildings

First Mennonite Church

Address:922 Notre Dame Avenue
Use:Place of worship
Constructed:1950
Architects:Heinrich J. Willms
Contractors:George Martens (1950)

Significant Dates

  • 1947, Construction begins
  • 1950, Construction complete
  • 1948, Sod turning ceremony
  • 1949-1950, First building occupied
  • 1951, Church dedicated
  • 1957, Fire in church
  • 1958, Sunday School Addition
  • 1983, Multi Purpose Addition

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Sargent Park
  • J.J. Klassen, Chairman of the building committee
  • Church seating capacity, 900
  • Reinforced concrete foundation, steel truss roof, load bearing masonry walls

Sources

  • First Mennonite Church. "Jubilate: 60 Years First Mennonite Church". Winnipeg: Friesen Printers, 1991.
  • Lillian Gibbons. "House of God First Concern." Winnipeg Free Press, January 26, 1957.

Locations of Supporting Information

  • Mennonite Church of Canada, Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.