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