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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Anglican Church (256 Smith Street, Winnipeg)

Erected in 1883-84 on the north side of Graham Avenue between Donald and Smith streets, to the designs of Winnipeg architect Charles H. Wheeler, this picturesque limestone structure is a fine example of the High Victorian Gothic style. It displays a creative interpretation of the cruciform plan and a lively use of motifs such as dormer clerestory windows, buttresses, finials and hammer beam ceiling. The irregular outline, with attached parish hall and bell tower, recalls English parish churches. This church is the fourth to serve the parish since its incorporation in 1868. Set within a landscaped churchyard, Holy Trinity is a landmark in the heart of Winnipeg and a municipally-designated historic site. In 1990, a commemorative plaque was erected on its grounds by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Holy Trinity Church

Sketch of the Holy Trinity Church (circa 1889)
Source: Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto News Company, 1889.

Holy Trinity Church

Sketch of the interior of Holy Trinity Church (circa 1889)
Source: Souvenir of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Toronto News Company, 1889.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Anglican Church (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.89260, W97.14264
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Holy Trinity Anglican Church


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2013

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