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William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gothic Summit Day 5: Malcolmites in the Mountains

This morning, we started out in the Gold Rush town of Lillooet with a 1913 wooden suspension bridge spanning the Fraser River.  This was an unusual stop for us, but an amazing one, nonetheless.

The Old Bridge, Lillooet                                                                                            View from the bridge

We then continued on with our usual string of drive-by churchings, making stops in towns and First Nations reserves throughout the BC interior.  In the end, we saw 13 churches, one bridge and Hell's Gate Rapids - a busy day!  It was a hot, sunny day (difficult for photography), but luckily it was broken up by frequent stops and some cool breezes while driving through the mountains.
St Andrew's Anglican, Cayoosh Creek

All of the churches today were small, wooden churches with either a one-cell or two-cell plan.  We saw a wide variety of woodwork from simple log construction to timber-frame clapboard construction.
 Anglican Church at Spences Bridge

We were also presented with a range of styles from vernacular to Gothic.  With so many different types, styles and date ranges, we are excited to see what tomorrow brings!

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