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Église Saint-Edouard – Montréal
This is another of the many churches in Montréal that I’ve probably driven past hundreds of times in my life and never really noticed until I started paying closer attention to doors.
Located at the intersection Rue St-Denis and Beaubien East in the borough of Rosemont / Petite-Patrie, Eglise Saint-Edouard was built in the Gothic Revival style between 1901 and 1909.
The front facade is done entirely of locally quarried limestone. The roof as well as the two bell towers are clad in copper and topped off by copper spires 210 feet (64 meters) above street level.
Though I wasn’t able to find its actual capacity, this is certainly one of the largest churches in the north/central part of the city. At its peak the parish it serviced consisted of over 1,200 families.
The arched stained glass above the doors and the doorways themselves contribute to the effect of vertical thrust that directs the eye skyward.
The effect is of course at its most pronounced when looking up from the foot of the stairs.
The main door and the two side doors are painted wood with decorative glass and carvings in the arch above.
The carvings and glass seem to be in pretty good shape.
But the doors themselves are definitely in need of some TLC.
Our mix of intense cold and wet weather can be very hard on wooden doors, so hopefully they’ll get a good scraping, sanding and a fresh coat of paint this summer.
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