Thursday Doors – February 9, 2017

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St. George’s Anglican Church – Downtown Montréal

Oh look, another church 😀

What can I say? It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you’re looking for classic architecture and beautiful doors, then places of worship will rarely disappoint.

At the beginning of last month I showed you one of downtown Montreal’s grand Catholic cathedrals: Mary, Queen of the World.

One block west and one block south of there you’ll find the somewhat more modest St. George’s Anglican church.

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The parish of St. George’s was founded in 1842 and the current church was built in 1869 to accommodate the overflow from the growing Anglican community of nearby Christ Church Cathedral… and yes, I’ll have to get over to explore that one soon too 😉

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It’s not often that I find a church that has so many different coloured doors, but for whatever reason St. George’s is one of those cases.

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As you’ll see from the following pics there are natural wood coloured doors, plus green, grey, red, and blue ones as well.

Perhaps the caretaker was trying to use up some leftover paint and didn’t have enough of one colour to go around?

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Though main doors were open there seemed to be a flurry of activity from workmen inside, so I decided that rather than being in the way, I’d save further indoor exploration for another time.

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Hard to believe that all of these are from different parts of the same building isn’t it?

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As I stood on the front steps getting ready to leave I turned around and noticed another one of the city’s architectural treasures, Windsor Station.

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Built by Canadian Pacific Railways it was once one of the busiest railway terminals in Canada, but no more.

Considering it sits on some prime downtown real estate today this majestic beauty from the 1880’s probably owes its continued existence to its protected official heritage building status – otherwise it would have been torn down in favor of an office tower or a condo project decades ago.

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No longer serving as an active railway terminal, today the building houses a shopping complex, offices, condos and a hotel.

It also serves as an access point to one of the city’s Metro subway stations and suburban commuter rail lines.

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I walked across the street to have a closer look hoping for some nice door discoveries. Unfortunately this was as pretty as they got – with the rest being all modern steel and glass monstrosities 😦

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No big deal I guess, because thanks to St. George’s, these would have only been bonus doors anyway 🙂

As always I thank you for looking.

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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62 Responses to Thursday Doors – February 9, 2017

  1. reocochran says:

    To see a church tucked into a cityscape is always remarkable, Norm. I don’t suppose my first comment was place in awaiting approval? I feel bad sometimes I get a complete response written, press post comment and then circle back at another time.
    Anyway, I liked the way the arches are peaked and layered in the green door’s framework. I like the black hinges on the green door. The windows in this section are pretty and make it a “stand out” in my opinion. 🙂

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  2. That’s a beautiful church and pretty doors.

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  3. That is an interesting mix of door colors for a church. They all are set off well with the stonework, but my favorite is the bluish-gray with the iron hinge work.

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  4. Dina says:

    This is a must see when visiting Montreal. Love the different colours on the doors. Beautiful photos again, Norm.

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  5. Beautiful doors, Norm. 🙂

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  6. cwaugh212 says:

    Very beautiful doors today. I finish up my doors from Key West.

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  7. Lovely colorful doors! 🙂

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  8. conspicari says:

    Two stunning buildings, the church doors look great in their various colours. :>)

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous photos Norman, sorry I have not been contributing of late , I will be again soon!

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  10. Joanne Sisco says:

    I rather like the eclectic mix of doors on St George 🙂 The gray one looks a bit out of place though … the barred window looks more appropriate on a jail than on a church.

    But Windsor Station! Like! The triple peaked arches are distinctive … even if the doors aren’t.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I know what you mean on that gray one. Looks like a quick repair job after a break-in.
      Windsor Station is quite majestic, at least on the outside. When the re-did the inside about 15 years ago they made it look too modern for my taste: too much steel and glass. Still a great place to visit for architecture fans.

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  11. jan says:

    Thank goodness for preservation societies!

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  12. Candy says:

    love the idea of different colored doors on the cgurch – maybe the ‘committee’ couldn’t decide. 😉

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  13. jesh stg says:

    Wow – envious at the church you found, what a beauty! And all these doors – incredible, and impossible to chose a favorite!! I know I still left your last comment of last week unanswered, but it’s because I’m still chewing on it:)

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  14. What an excellent post! The funniest thing was that just as I was thinking how surprising that all those doors were from the same building you said the same thing! The arches framing that first door are just breathtaking! I have to get back to Montreal. I was only there for part of a day, but I got a wonderful abundance of photos, including one of my favorite signs. I will post that picture one of these days and let you know. 😉

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  15. Jennie says:

    Great post! Love this one.

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  16. I love all those arches, Norm. I’m fascinated that one building can have so many different colour doors.

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  17. joey says:

    Lovely. The stone is grand, of course — those details up the tower! I really love the blue with the metalwork and rosettes, but they’re all, every color, great doors!

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  18. Lynn says:

    A colourful church I suspect! Have to say, my favourite is definitely the Robin Egg blue one with the black ornate hinges. With the snow covering the steps, it doesn’t look like it’s used often, which makes it all the more interesting!

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  19. Donna says:

    I absolutely adore the different coloured Church doors! This is another stop on my bucket list for when I visit Montreal.

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  20. marianallen says:

    I’m a wee li’l bit blue/green colorblind, so I don’t know what color those blue or green or blue/green or green/blue doors toward the bottom are, but I especially like those, most especially the one with the heavy hardware. And the arches in front of the station are majestic! What a magnificent variety!

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  21. Love the old churches !! nice photos

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  22. Dan Antion says:

    I thing the green (?) arched doors near the bottom are the best. I love stone, but I really like they way they arched the operable portion of the door as well as the upper portion. The setting of this church is remarkably similar to the setting of an Episcopal cathedral in Hartford. I’ve been meaning to get some photos of that church for a long time. Maybe this will serve as inspiration.

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  23. Impressive doors but also the architecture is stunning.

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  24. ianbcross says:

    Staid and majestic doors, Norm. As usual. In stark contrast to my crumbling, rotting, wrecked doors from Old Delhi. I have some more coming up in weeks to come from the Red Fort which are splendid.

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  25. I agree that churches, at least the ones of similar style to this, have wonderful doors. Our very small, modern church has prosaic doors, but as it’s what’s inside that matters, I can live with that. 🙂 I love the warm feeling of that fourth shot, but what a plethora of paint was used on these doors.

    janet

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  26. I have never seen a beautiful church with a rainbow of doors, but these are beautiful soft shades of color. Lovely. 🙂 I thought of you this week, Norm, when I saw an Ontario license plate here in the parking lot that said “Ifreeze.” 🙂

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  27. Colline says:

    I am glad this beautiful building is protected – it would be a shame to see it destroyed.

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  28. Vicky says:

    Lovely church doors, I especially love the greeny/blue pointed ones, the solid construction of church doors and arches always fascinates me. Windsor Station is rather grand too, thank you for another door trip in Montreal ( it looks cold!).

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  29. BeckyB says:

    Church doors are always wonderful aren’t they ☺

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