Historic Property

  1. Smyrna Church
  2. Parsonage House
  3. Prairie Station Pub
  4. Newspaper Office
  5. Marek House
  6. Executive House
  7. Cemetary

Smyrna church

The Smyrna Church was originally the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. It was moved on logs with teams of horses in 1876 from its Fisher Road (now Greenbrook Boulevard) location, near the present site of Grace Presbyterian Church. The congregation felt the move was necessary because the center of popula­tion had moved to the Ontarioville area. A steeple was erected in 1895 and at that time the church was moved close to the street to line up with the parsonage. (History in the Making by Michael Johnson, 1990)

This small country church which possesses its original Gothic Revival qualities was built in c 1870 elsewhere, and moved to this site in 1874. A small graveyard, whose earliest tomb marker appears to be 1903, lies to the south of the church.

The steeple, pointed arch windows, simple country church imagery all add to the architectural significance. The church is the single most important visual element of Ontarioville’s architecture.