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Monday, November 23, 2009

Church of Our Lord

"This picturesque building is one of the finest expressions in wood of the Gothic Revival style in Canada. It was constructed in 1875 for the Reformed Episcopal church by the Reverend Edward Cridge. Architect John Teague enhanced the building's Gothic character by exploiting the advantages of board-and-batten siding to reinforce the vertical thrust of its pointed roof, pinnacles and spire. Inside, a Gothic hammer beam ceiling spans the broad open space to provide an unbroken view of the apse and pulpit."
(From the Historic Sites and Monuments plaque in front of this church)

This fine old church is right downtown at the corner of Blanshard and Humboldt Streets. We'll have a look inside it a little later this week.


Dave Harris said...

Thanks for posting these beautiful old buildings (St Ann's too). It's too bad the monstrosity behind this one detracts from it! Victoria really is a mix of old and new, let's hope the old doesn't get too swallowed up by the new!

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a beautiful building.

Leif Hagen said...

That wooden "Church of our Lord" is a heavenly building with great lines and design! I wonder what it looks like inside (hint, hint)

Dana said...

I love that little church. Great lighting in the photo!