Sunday, February 9, 2014

A Timeless Church Building

This is the "First Church of Christ, Scientist" which is found on St George St in the Annex neighbourhood. The church was founded in Toronto in 1889 and this building, designed by Chicago architect Solon S Beman, was built in 1916. I have passed this church hundreds of times and never dreamt that it was that old - it is always meticulously maintained and looks as clean as if it was built 6 months ago. I would love to see the inside!
Taking part in Inspired Suday. Click here to see more religious buildings.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

It has a modes look with just touches of classical. I like it.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat! as you said, would never have guessed its age!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks like a court house or bank.

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting, Pat - like you, «Louis» never would guess that the building is that old. Its design is typical of many Church of Christ, Scientist churches «Louis» has seen.

The Church of the Nativity is «Louis'» inSPIREd Sunday post this week. This happens to be the parish attended by "Dr. Mc" of The Friday Funnies fame.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful! Like you I would have never guessed it that old.

Lowell said...

My first reaction was "That's a church?" Looks more like a museum. But when you said it was a Christian Scientist building, it made sense. Their churches seldom look like what we consider "traditional" churches.

cieldequimper said...

I would never have thought that this is a church!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i agree with you there - i would think it was much newer - it has a bank look to it. or similar to the "Lincoln Memorial" was my 1st thought. ( :

Randy said...

Looks more like a library.

William Kendall said...

It's similar to the style of one that's here. I've been inside that one for Doors Open. It's different inside than mainstream churches as well. Fortunately at least for that event, no one was trying to recruit. Always a concern with a sect like that...

Jack said...

It is a handsome building. The Christian Scientists have a relatively new church in Olde Naples. If you go inside yours and show some photos, I'll do the same down here.

Weekend-Windup said...

It is really very good to look. Unless you have told it's age people will never know by looking at it's appearance.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It really is an interesting design for a church Pat, it must be cherished by its congregation, they look after it so well.. Jack's comment made me smile :)

llandudnopictures said...

It's a very grand looking building, and looks even grander against that beautiful sky!

EG CameraGirl said...

I never would have guessed it was a church. It is a handsome building.

Birdman said...

Not the traditional look of a church.

Laura. M said...

Pat enters, and teach us ;)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I didn't realize it was that old either. Love to go in also/