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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Luke’s Anglican Church / The Plum Museum and Tea Room (142 First Street South, Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)

Constructed in 1883, the former St. Luke’s Anglican Church is one of the oldest churches in western Manitoba. Only two years after initial settlement of the area, and a full three years before the railway reached it, the fledgling community of Souris, largely Anglican at the time, engaged an architect to design its church. It was a wood frame structure, of modest size and designed in the popular Gothic Revival style of the period.

As the community and the congregation grew, additions were made to the church, in 1894 and again in 1911. The latter additions were demolished in December of 1989. However, the original 1883 section was saved and acquired by the Souris and District Heritage Club, which relocated the structure to its present site at 142 First Street South, and renamed it The Plum Museum and Tea Room. The building is a municipally designated historic site as of 1992.

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church

The Plum Museum, formerly the St. Luke’s Anglican Church (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of the Plum Museum

Interior of the Plum Museum (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.61604, W100.25774
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Memorable Manitobans: Averill May Whitfield (1938-2022)


St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 140 - 1st Street S, Souris, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Tim Worth, and George Penner.

Page revised: 31 December 2022

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