Welcome to the first Canadian Architecture blog brought to you by the Malcolmites! We hope this blog will encourage those interested in Canadian architecture to talk (or more specifically, type) about architecture in Canada.
The Malcolmites are a group of current and former students that received their Canadian architectural history education(s) from Dr. Malcolm Thurlby. The core members are Peter, Barry, Candace, and Jess.
William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Church of the Holy Cross, Skookumchuck, BC
Today we literally made a pilgrimage to Skookumchuck, BC to see the Church of the Holy Cross (c.1905). This Carpenter's Gothic wilderness church was likely the third one to be built in Skookumchuck by local aboriginal artisans. The church features soaring spires that demonstrate the excellence of the craftsmen who built them by combining the glory and height of the Gothic style with a local craftsman flavour. The interior of the church also reflects the culture of the people; the arrangement of the wood on the walls resembles the patterns found in local basket weaving, and the pews, altar, and sculptures were all hand carved by local artisans.
Unfortunately this church is in a state of disrepair. The community and local historical society are doing thier best to keep up and restore this historic church, however any help in form of donations is always appreciated. To help this church and community or to learn more about this remarkable building please visit the Ama Liisaos Heritage Trust Society: http://www3.telus.net/public/a3a01408/HC.html