339 12th Street
Year Built: 1927
Style: Late Gothic Revival
The First Presbyterian Church was designed by a church member, W.H.Shillinglaw. The original plan called for a central front entrance. Subsequently, this aspect of the plan was changed. Built in the Late Gothic Revival style, it was commissioned by people who chose not to take part in the unification of the Methodist, Congregational, and Presbyterian churches across Canada during the early 1920s. The size of the church suggests that there was a substantial number of local citizens who were uncomfortable with the consolidation. The use of red brick gives this church a more modern appearance than does the yellow brick used for two of the earlier churches in the neighborhood. The stained glass window has a prairie motif.
Brandon was known as the "City of Trees", thanks to the efforts of Henry Patmore in th 1880's.
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