1037 Lorne Avenue 

(Lots 37- 40, Block 44, Plan 2)
Brandon, Manitoba
Designation Date: November 19th, 2012
Designation Authority: The City of Brandon

The First Baptist Church was constructed in 1904. The decision to build the new church was made when it became clear that the congregation had outgrown its original church, a wooden frame structure that stood on the corner of 10th Street and Princess Avenue.

The cornerstone for the new church was laid on May 24, 1904 by Reverend R.R. McKay. Inside the cornerstone is a box containing a historical sketch of the church as well as a description of the building. The congregation held its first service here on December 4, 1904. The Baptists worshipped at 1037 Lorne Avenue for nearly ninety years; the last service was held in 1992.

Designed in the Gothic Revival style by architect W.A. Elliot, the church features recessed entrances, display windows with pointed arches, and a decorative chimney. The church, which cost approximately $26,000, also boasts a tower featuring a parapet with a battlement and abatsons.

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