church and congregation appear in the James Wall Collection at the S.J.
KcKee Archives at Brandon University. Every other photo in the
collection is of sites and people in and around Baldur, Manitoba. This
is unfortunate that we only see a small part of the building, the
part we do see is quite revealing. It was a substantial building
– the kind
that was built after the pioneer era when people were getting
It had a centred front entrance without a porch. The distinctive
and the trim on the eaves are the notable details.
The most readily identifiable element might be the location with a
hillside in the background? It doesn’t appear to be in a town but
say that for sure. It appears that the hillside has been cut for a
which wind down to cross in front of the church. In general, a location
might remember. The various excellent Argyle histories show no similar
The neighbouring municipalities of Strathcona, and Victoria have
no obvious matches.
It could well be that this photo is nowhere near Baldur and was
in this collection for some other reason, or by mistake, but for some
the location looks like a site we might find in the Tiger Hills –
or is it
in a valley?
Here are some close-ups - have a look at the people...