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William Eckhardt House, Unionville, Ontario (1852)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chatham's Downtown Churches

For those of you looking for a nice afternoon walk to take in some churches, here are some nice places in Chatham, Ontario.

(Left: First Presbyterian
Church, Chatham)

To begin Chatham has some amazing churches that are well worth checking out. To name a few, Christ Church (1861) (below R) has an interesting exterior and a lovely open-timber ceiling inside.

St. Andrew's (1869) (below L&R) incorporates two major building phases into one structure and has one of the most ornately beautiful timber ceilings in Ontario.

St. Joseph's (below) was designed by the Provincially-significant architect Joseph Connolly. Connolly, an Irish immigrant, designed mainly for the Catholics and is best known for The Church of Our Lady in Guelph. Finally, there is First Presbyterian Church (top left). This church and its architect, T.J. Rutley were the topic of my Master's thesis and therefore this massive Richardsonian Romanesque church is very special to me.

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