Gur Sikh Temple, 33089 South Fraser Way

   

SASI number: 

2016.007.007 

Title: 

Gur Sikh Temple, 33089 South Fraser Way. 

Date: 

1947. 

Description: 

1 photograph : b&w ; of the Gur Sikh Temple at 33089 South Fraser Way. There is a sign posted above the stairwell that reads, “Notice No person under the influence of liquor or using tobacco will be allowed in the temple.” To the left of the sign it reads, “Stairway made by Sunder Singh June 25th, 1939,” and to the right it reads, “Temple opened Feb. 25th, 1912.” A large sign at the top of the building reads, “SIKH TEMPLE.” 

According to the Reach Gallery Museum it was “Built between 1908 and 1911, the temple blends a Western architectural form with the necessary elements of a temple: prayer hall, Sukh Aasan (the room where the Guru Granth Sahib rests), granthi's (priest's) accommodations, doors on each side of the buildings and langar (communal dining room). The Gur Sikh Temple was the second temple built in Canada and with the demolition of the 2nd Avenue temple in Vancouver, became the oldest surviving temple in North America. It was designated a National Historic Site on July 31, 2002.” 

Creator/Source: 

Unknown. 

General Material Designation: 

Graphic material. 

Dimensions: 

1 photograph : b&w ; 72 ppi. 

Repository: 

The Reach Gallery Museum. 

Identifier number: 

n294 

URL: 

http://archives.thereach.ca/photo/n294 

Rights: 

For non-commercial use only. 

Subjects: 

Historic buildings.
Sikh temples—British Columbia—Abbotsford.