Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jarvis Street Baptist Church

This is the church where you find the entrance from yesterday's post. The Church was founded in 1818 but this bGothic Revival building wasn't constructed until 1875. The interior is quite unusual since it has an amphitheatre shape which fits perfectly into this corner site. I love the copper spire which rises 165 ft above the corner main entrance.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click here to see more religious buildings from around the world.

19 comments:

Birdman said...

Oh, I'm glad you added this image. Quite a significant landmark I bet.

llandudnopictures said...

It does sit perfectly into the corner!

TexWisGirl said...

really cool! the patina on that copper makes it really stand out!

Lois said...

It certainly is a beautiful church. I would love to see inside!

Sharon said...

It's interesting the way it was designed to fit the corner location.

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine use of the corner site. The doors in your previous post are quite nice - «Louis» has long liked that trefoil design.

«Louis» posted one of the California missions founded in the 18th century by Franciscan monks.

The Greenockian said...

Love the copper spire!
Liz

Lowell said...

This building is very similar in architecture to the churches of my youth...and most of them were built so as to wrap around the front focal point, including the balconies.

Luis Gomez said...

Really beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

I'm sorry to have to say that now I want to see the amphitheatre. I can imagine it but I'm far too curious to stop at that! Lovely unusual church!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

amazing church. one of my favs. would love to see it in person. ( :

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm a big fan of copper spires. This is very pretty!

Betsy said...

What a beauty!
betsy

William Kendall said...

It has quite a commanding presence.

Randy said...

They do not make them like this anymore.

LĂșcia said...

You always describe places in a way we want to learn more about them! ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I had a feeling that the whole church would look magnificent Pat.. All those fab arched doors :) Thanks so much for showing?

Mike Biles said...

That's one heck of a church!

Laura. M said...

It has a good tower!!!