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Search is on for heritage buildings

By Craig Baird

Gull Lake has a great deal of heritage.  From 76 Ranch to the many homes that have stood for a century, it seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting a heritage building.

As a result, Gull Lake Town Council is looking at documenting the many heritage buildings that could qualify as Municipal Heritage Property, such as Guy Wong’s Shoe Shop, Western Financial, Clarendon Hotel, the Bakery, Sears, Conrad Apartments, the vacant brick building as well,” Blake Campbell Said.

To become a heritage building, a building needs to meet various criteria including;

  • An importance to the town’s history.
  • An important theme on the town’s past.
  • An important gathering place of the past.
  • A culturally or spiritually significant past.
  • An importance in terms of its architecture.
  • How old it is.
  • Its uniquiness.

Anyone who knows of or has property that should be added to to the list for review should contact Town Hall immediately.

“If someone believes they have a property that is eligible to be designated as a heritage property, they can contact myself or the town office, “Also, if anyone is interested in helping us with this important task, I would ask they consider sitting on the town planning committee.”

When a building becomes a heritage building it will be recognized for its heritage value, it will be legally protected, will focus community pride, and the property will be able to receive matching grants for various repairs.

Contrary to popular belief, a heritage property can be sold, does not have to be restored to its original purpose, and does not have to be open to the public.

“Our town is full of history and we need to do our best to presevr and promote our heritage property for current and future generations,”

Article Compliments of The Gull Lake Advance

Search is on for heritage buildings GULL LAKE SouthWest Saskatchewan Tourism Town Beautification  Wong Guy Shoe Shop Town Council Cultural heritage Community

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