Dawson City, Canada
St. Pauls Anglican Church
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St. Paulís Anglican Church was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1989 because:
- it is a significant example of a mission church in the Gothic Revival Style.
Constructed in 1902 to serve the new settlement at Dawson, this small church is a significant example of frontier mission architecture. Its simple design blends Gothic Revival style elements, including stained glass windows and well-crafted woodwork, with an Arts and Crafts aesthetic. Other features include exposed roof trusses made of heavy timbers and transept-like side wings, which serve as a vestry, organ alcove, meeting and choir rooms. St. Paulís, which took the place of an earlier log building, is also a symbol of the long-standing presence of Anglican missions in Canadaís North beginning here in the 1860s, ministering to Aboriginal peoples and later to miners and settlers.
Source: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, November 1989, February 1990.
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October 26th, 2013
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