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Couvent Jésus Marie Library

Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]

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Hidden in the Woods

My son and I stopped at this old farm site this summer because out in the the open area I spotted something I wanted to investigate further. It was only as I was walking around that I saw this old clapboard house looming in the […]

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Beauty in Decay

Last Saturday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for exploring the countryside. I spotted a few old, abandoned buildings in my travels, but I was only able to get to this gem via a pathway. This house rests precariously on a crumbling concrete foundation. […]

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Gravelbourg Elementary School Main Entrance

The former Couvent Jésus Marie was designed by a prominent French Canadian architect, J.E. Fortin. The school’s exterior and interior illustrate Classical Revival influences exemplified in its symmetry and immense proportions. However, the front entrance’s architectural details are influenced by the dramatic style of the […]

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