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William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gothic Summit 2010: Last Day

Yesterday was our last day of churchings, but we were only able to hit three churches. Several more were planned though we were not able to find them, but believe me, we searched. Sadly, they had been destroyed since the publication of the book that we were using as a guide book. This is further testament to the fact that many of the beaten down churches that we visit need to be well documented before they too are torn down.

Fortunately, we were also able to visit some churches that have been remarkably well preserved. We visited one such church yesterday in Hope, BC; Christ Church Anglican of 1861. This church boasts its status as the oldest surviving church on BC's mainland.

Christ Church Anglican, Hope

This wooden church was completed shortly after the height of the Gold Rush in the town of Hope. The interior features a lovely open-timber roof and also, interestingly, board and batten walls.
Interior, Christ Church Anglican, Hope

Today we officially wrapped up the 2010 Gothic Summit and flew back to Toronto. It was a busy week and we covered a lot of ground and a lot of buildings. Though the Summit is now done, we hope you aren't sick of BC churches as we have many more photos and highlights to share - in fact, our Building of the Week may just be a BC church from now until the Malcolmites reunite next month in Nova Scotia for another week of churchings!

Thanks again to Barry for an excellent conference and for being an amazing adventure guide!

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