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Manitoba History No. 89
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Young Methodist Church / Young United Church (222 Furby Street, Winnipeg)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

The original Young Methodist Church, named for George Young, was built in the summer of 1891 at a cost of $1,300. The inaugural service was held on the first Sunday in 1892, given by Rev. Dr. Stewart, who also gave the closing address on 14 April 1907. A new church building, designed by local architect James Chisholm and constructed immediately west of the old structure, was dedicated and opened on 21 April 1907. An addition was made in 1910. It later became Young United Church.

A Young Church School operated in 1908-1909 with Miss M. R. Gordon as Principal, and Miss H. Kay and Miss C. Bemister as teachers.

The present brick tower is all that remains of the second Young United Church, destroyed in a major fire on 27 December 1987. The tower is a municipally-designated historic site.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1892-1896

John Henry Riddell (1863-1952)

1896-1900

Rev. W. A. Cooke

1900-1901

Rev. J. C. Walker

1901-1905

Rev F. M. Wootton

1906-?

Rev. T. E. Holling

?-1935

?

1935-1958

Walter Edward Donnelly (1890-1969)

1958-?

Dr. Rex R. Dolan

Photos & Maps

Young United Church

Young United Church (June 1966)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, George Harris Fonds, Acc. 1979-141, P7451, Album 15, Page 43.

Young United Church after the fire

Young United Church after the fire (December 1987)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88568, W97.15820
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: George Young (1821-1910)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

“Handsome church for Methodists,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 April 1907, page 5.

“Last service in old Young Church,” Manitoba Free Press, 13 April 1907, page 14.

“Appointed to Young United,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1958, page 13.

222 Furby Street, Young United Church, Winnipeg Historical Buildings Committee, October 1985.

“92-year-old church lost in inferno,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 1987, page 1.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 1 April 2017

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