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Salvation Army Citadel


Shire of Katanning

Place Number

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Richardson St Katanning

Location Details

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1928, Constructed from 1926

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
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Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 23 Nov 2005 Category 2

Category 2

• Of very considerable significance to the Shire of Katanning. • High level of protection appropriate.

Municipal Inventory Adopted 23 Nov 2005 Category 3

Category 3

• Significant as an individual building within the Shire

Statement of Significance

Over the years, the Katanning Salvation Army was a familiar driving force in the community. It's members provided care, compassion and assistance in times of crisis and to those in need.


The first Salvation Army meeting was held in the Town Hall in January 1893 under the leadership of Captain Ivey Smallbone and Lieutenant Edward Holman. Salvation Army officers covered wide areas often holding services in tents in outlying areas.
Katanning Corps closed for a brief period in the 1900's and reopened in 1911 under the direction of Captain Frank Wan.
The First building in Katanning was built near the town's flour mill. Bricks were imported from Eqypt and the roof was made of iron. A small room at the rear of the building provided living quarters. On 5th October 1926 the Army bought a block in Richardson Street to erect a hall. The Citadel was completed in 1928 and was opened by local member of parliament Alex Thompson. Church services and Sunday School for children were held regularly.
In 1925 the Home League was established.
1928-1979 the Salvation Army Band was functional.
Youth Group "Sunbeams" formed in later years. A Thrift shop for second hand furniture, clothes and general goods was conducted from the site. In 2004 due to the decline in members and continuing maintenance costs, the Salvation Army was forced to close its doors.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
"Newspaper Article" Great Southern Herald, May 1988

Other Keywords

Category 2: Conservation Recommended
Of very considerable significance to the Shire of Katanning High level of protection appropriate
Building Two
Category 3: Retain and Conserve if Possible
Significant as an individual building within the Shire

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

31 Jan 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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