Also Known As: Horror movie film set, "the messengers house"
Type: Film set
Built: 2006 Closed: 2008
Last known status: Abandoned
The abandoned messengers movie set in Saskatchewan looks like a beautiful old large prairie mansion with a wrap around porch, but indeed is not what it seems. It is actually a movie set, built for exterior shots for the movie "the messengers". The house was built cheap and the interior was empty as they used sound stages, likely in Regina. The movie also used shots that included the original barn on site.
There was also an original farmhouse on site. It is a two story house that had been abandoned for many years. It was not used in the movie. House built specifically for the movie.
Interior is mostly empty and unfinished as they used sound stages for interior shots.
An abandoned house in Saskatchewan with ties to the church.
I am sure your wondering about why I called this place the sunday school house. Well, its beside an active church - in fact, it would have once been the priest's home. Once the priest moved out the church used it for sunday school. At some point the house was used for nothing and was abandoned, this is when I visited. It was clear the house was used for sunday school but it had been many years since it was last used. With the original aspects of the home unchanged and filled with items from sunday school this was a unique home. I am not sure when it was demolished but a return visit in 2020 proved that it had been gone for a while. The church remains, still very active with a strong congregation.
When nature starts to take back abandoned houses or buildings it can be quite interesting. This abandoned house in Saskatchewan was one of those cases. The porch on this house demanded attention! Although overgrown, it still had all the window details. Standing tall this house was surrounded by trees, so the best time to see it was outside of summer. With very little vandalism and lots of natural decay paired with some items left behind from the last owners, this house was worth the stop. I particularly enjoyed the crib, suitcase and old wallpaper.
Throwback to 2008, early in my exploring journey as I drove the backroads of Saskatchewan in search of abandoned buildings. I owned a crappy little camera and was all about documenting sites vs taking good photos. Now I care about both, and I own much better gear. I have no regrets though - a good majority of the places I visited are long since gone and the only record I have is my images. Even though they may not be the best, they still do tell a story...and that's the point right?
Yes, this house was home to a raccoon family, hence the name. A house abandoned by humans is now a home to the animals. To be honest, it's not uncommon to see evidence of raccoons living in abandoned homes on the prairies, especially in Saskatchewan. I never met them face to face but I did hear them. They were not thrilled about me being in the house and I am sure I scared them down the walls and into the basement. The road to this house was more like a goat path and would be impassible when wet or snow-covered. It was a nice little farmhouse with intact windows, an old tv and original features like the bathroom tile and wallpaper.
This abandoned house in Saskatchewan is hidden well. It doesn't look like much from the outside and not very fun to get to through the thick trees but the inside offers a gorgeous bay window, wood details and an old bed. Check it out!
This house didn't seem like much from the distance but it turned out to be quite cool. Its been abandoned for many years and inside is not in very good shape. That being said, it hardly has any vandalize and offers up a creepy vibe with surrounded trees.
When it comes to abandoned houses in Sasktachewan I tend to lean towards big two storey homes so I did not have high hopes for this one. Not the most fancy house from the outside but wow was the inside a nice surprise! I almost skipped this house... mainly because it looks small, sealed and a touch boring. I was wrong - it was open and very neat inside. Mostly natural decay, the bedrooms were my favorite with bright colours and curtains swaying in the wind. The stairs leading upstairs had a beautiful solid wood banister! Why the name? There were antlers everywhere! Look at the photo's and you will see them - on the counters, on the ground, big and small.
Didn't look like much from the road due to thick carragana trees but it was clearly a large brick home. We struggled to get close to this house as it was quite overgrown. This is always appealing as the harder it is to reach, the less vandalism there is. Hard to photograph from the outside, this huge rural home had gorgeous brick details using different colour bricks. The interior had gorgeous wood details. It was clear, whoever built this home, had some money back in the day.
I remember this house well. It was a freezing cold day in Saskatchewan and I decided to run and "take a quick shot of this cool house". Well, upon closer inspection I realized the brick on the house was placed in the opposite direction then usual, which made it unique. As I quickly circled the house to get every angle I noticed an open door. Well, this "quick shot" turned into a full house explore. This home was a time capsule, my favourite! Everything was left inside, everything in place like the owner just walked away. The television and calendars really dated this home but it was amazing to see no vandalism and it was clear no one had been in the home for years. What a find.
The definition of "abandoned"
1. having been deserted or cast off.
Similar: deserted, forsaken, cast aside/off, stranded, rejected, dumped, ditched, unused, disused, neglected, idle, unoccupied, uninhabited
2. unrestrained; uninhibited.
I have been exploring abandoned buildings all over Saskatchewan and beyond since 2007.