Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Congregational Matthäus Cemetery

East of Buffalo Trail and southwest of Schuler, Alberta
is Congregational Matthäus Cemetery; the name of which is
often anglicized as Congregational Matthias Cemetery.

About forty burials took place here between 1910 and 1937.
Three of the four remaining grave markers were visible
during this visit, the fourth being lost in the long
untended grass that fills the cemetery.

The air was damp and cold, crisp and clean and very
still; this along with the blanket of frost gave
the impression that time was standing still.

There is no roadside sign to indicate the presence of
this pioneer cemetery.

Photographed on November 29, 2016.


Schuler

Schuler

Schuler

Schuler

Schuler

Schuler

Monday, 22 May 2017

Grainbelt School

Located northwest of Havre, Montana and east of the
Fresno Reservoir in Hill County.  Other than being
active in the 1930s there is no other information
available about it.

At one time there was also a Grainbelt Cemetery in the
area but there are no remaining signs of it.

Photographed on May 21, 2017.

Havre

Havre

Havre

Havre

Havre

Havre

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Abandoned Garage in Nemiscam

A much photographed abandoned garage in
Nemiscam, Alberta.  Located just north of the
Red Coat Trail in the County of Forty Mile No.8.

Photographed on February 12, 2017.

Nemiscam

Nemiscam

Nemiscam

Nemiscam

Nemiscam

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Holy Cross Catholic Church

This church is located in the small community of
Dupuyer, Montana.

There is no historical information available about the church
but it does have an interesting and unusual bell tower.  It's in
quite good condition and the grounds are tidy and well-kept.
It is still used on a regular basis.

Glacier National Park is about a one hour drive
to the northwest.
 
Photographed on March 27, 2017.

Dupuyer

Dupuyer

Dupuyer

Dupuyer

Dupuyer

Dupuyer


Friday, 19 May 2017

Saint Ambrose Anglican Church (with New Roof)

Saint Ambrose with a new roof.  This is most likely
what the roof would have looked like when
the church was newly built.

Photographed on May 17, 2017.

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Saint Ambrose Anglican Church (Interior)

These interior photographs of Saint Ambrose Anglican
Church in Redcliff, Alberta were taken several
weeks after the exterior shots.

The church is mostly original, inside and out, to the
building date in 1914.  The round rose window above
the Gothic arched entrance door comes from this time
as do the pews, altar, vestry and better part of the decor.
The stained glass windows depicting Saint Ambrose
and the four evangelists were installed at a later date.

My thanks to David and Cliff for the opportunity
to photograph the church interior after the
Sunday morning service.  Each of you
is a gentleman and a scholar.

Photographed on May 7, 2017.


Redcliff
Redcliff
Redcliff
Redcliff
Redcliff
Redcliff

Redcliff


Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Saint Ambrose Anglican Church (Exterior)

Saint Ambrose Anglican Church sits on a quiet
residential street in the town of Redcliff, Alberta.
It was built in 1914 in the Gothic Revival style and is
constructed of clinker bricks.  It is still a well
maintained, functioning church and is a
Provincial Historic Resource.

About clinker bricks:  Uneven heat created inside
bee-hive style kilns caused many of the bricks closest
to the fire to darken in colour and distort in shape.
These bricks became known as clinkers; the name
derived from the metallic sound created when
one brick is struck against another.

These bricks were initially considered undesirable for
construction but by the early twentieth century the
more creative architects and designers came to
recognize their distinctiveness, charm and warm colour
variants.  The bricks for Saint Ambrose were supplied
by the now long defunct Redcliff Brick and Coal
Company, one of the largest brick producers
in the area at the time.

The next to last photograph shows a closer view of the
unevenness, colouring and texture of the clinkers.

Photographed on March 18, 2017.


Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff

Redcliff