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Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
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No. 89

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace Methodist Church / Grace United Church (266 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

In 1883, a Methodist (later United) church was designed by Winnipeg architect James Chisholm and built at the corner of Ellice Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue. The church closed in June 1955 and was demolished in 1957. The site is now a surface parking lot.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

Before 1883

See Grace Methodist Church

1883-1885

Rev. E. A. Stafford, DD, LLD

1885-1887

Rev. Alexander Langford, DD

1887-1890

Rev. W. L. Rutledge, BA

1890-1892

Rev. James Allen, MA

1892-1897

Rev. George R. Turk

1897-1901

Rev. Solomon Cleaver, DD

1901-1905

Rev. R. P. Bowles, DD, LLD

1905-1909

Rev. William Sparling, DD

1909-1913

Eber Crummy (1852-1939)

1913-1920

Rev. J. E. Hughson, BA, DD

1920-1927

Rev. C. L. McIrvine, DD

1929-1936

Rev. J. Richmond Craig

1936-1955

William George Martin (1886-1973)

Photos & Maps

Grace Methodist Church

Grace Methodist Church (1900)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg - Churches - Grace #2, N5067.

Grace Methodist Church

Grace Methodist Church (no date)
Source: Archives of Manitoba (MHS 1979 Photo Exhibit)

Interior of Grace Methodist Church

Interior of Grace Methodist Church (1900)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg - Churches - Grace #3, N5068.

Interior of Grace United Church

Interior of Grace United Church (no date)
Source: Doug Mitchell

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89575, W97.14221
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace Church / Wesleyan Institute / South Ward School (Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: First School in Winnipeg (39 Maple Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bole Drug Building / Canadian Goodwill Industries (70 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Powers-that-be lacked vision says minister as Grace closes,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 1955, page 3.

“Mart site is sold,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 November 1955, page 21.

Grace United Church, 75th Anniversary and the 60th Anniversary of the Erection of the Present Building, Winnipeg, 1943.

Winnipeg Building Index, Architecture/Fine Arts Library, University of Manitoba.

We thank James Burns, Nathan Kramer, Colleen Armstrong, and Doug Mitchell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2019

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