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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Building of the Week: St Paul's Catholic, Fulford Bay, Saltspring Island

Built between 1880 and 1885, St Paul's is Saltspring Island's first church.  Several of the features of this church are from Cowichan Bay's "Butter Church," including the bell, the windows and the door.  The island is dotted with Gothic churches on a similarly small scale, although this is the only "stone" church.  I say "stone" because the exterior is composed of a faux-stone cladding that was added in 1973.  Presumably, the original facing was wooden, while now the "stone" is highly convincing from a distance but less-so from up close, as seen below.  Regardless, this is an excellent example of a small British Columbia church in the Gothic style.

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