Thursday Doors – March 2, 2017

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First Baptist Church – Downtown Ottawa


I’m hoping for good weather this weekend in the Montreal area because I am in desperate need of more doors.

In the meantime here are the last of my doors from our latest visit to our nation’s capital last month.


Located at 140 Laurier Avenue West across from Centennial park and only a five-minute walk from the parliament buildings, the First Baptist Church is one of many heritage buildings in downtown Ottawa.


Designed by architect James Mather, construction began in 1877 with then Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie laying the cornerstone.

With construction completed in 1878 Mackenzie who was Canada’s second Prime Minister is said to have been a frequent worshiper there whenever he was in Ottawa.


The church was expanded in 1916, and then underwent major modernization renovations in 1928. It was given further renovations in 1966-67 for Canada’s centennial, and a large pipe organ was installed from the master organ builders Casavant Freres of St-Hyacinthe, Québec.


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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55 Responses to Thursday Doors – March 2, 2017

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  2. reocochran says:

    Dear Norm, I apologise my first post had my own WordPress account link. Well, it did seem easy too easy to put it in. 🙂 I changed it at 5:18, but am so sorry. Have a wonderful Thursday and weekend. Sincerely yours, Robin


  3. pretty front doors. My uncle is an organist and I bet he would love to see that pipe organ.

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  4. reocochran says:

    The last Quebec doors set was very beautiful and special in its quality. I liked the collection of snowy scenery shots, Norm. 🙂
    I ran out of doors, so have been reading other door posts over the weekend. I had a foot accident at my warehouse job and went to get xrays and am on “light duty” but no broken bones. I took the girl grandies to the. Art gallery for special needs adults and managed to get one ready for this coming Thursday. Have a great week!

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  5. Looks so beautiful against the snow!

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  6. Candy says:

    I’ve never seen a church door I didn’t like. These are no exception.

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  7. lifelessons says:

    Looks like we chose opposite climates for this one, Norm

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  8. Beautiful buildings and doors. Thanks for this great challenge!

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  9. Handsome doors, but I’m guessing those snow banks are why all those Canadian folks are still in South Carolina. 🙂

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  10. I like the symmetry of those main doors 🙂 And the stone work and glass is amazing too! Hope you get some better weather soon.

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  11. jesh stg says:

    In California we think 2 inches of snow (which fell this week) is a big deal – am smiling when I see your images! As long as you are able to find more than one door (aka Jesh’s posts!) you’re good:):) Here in the South the Baptists churches look different – not the height of the one you’re shown, and the main entrance is not this luxurious looking and beautiful looking door.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I have a friend who has a cabin in the mountains near Truckee and I’ve seen some pics in winter – snow up to the roof line! California has places that get snow too 😀


  12. That last shot is a beauty, Norm. We didn’t get any snow here this winter but it’s been windy and cold today so one never knows……………….

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Jean, I think we must have gotten you snow this winter. Most of it didn’t come until after the holidays but it has been an above average winter for snow accumulation this year – in fact we had to go up to clear the roof twice so far.

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Nice doors Norm. I finally a got a new photo of a door. It’s not fancy, but hopefully you will get a smile.

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  14. joey says:

    Love the last two shots, the blue wooden doors and the warm wooden ones with wreaths AND and open sign. That’s a welcoming entrance to such a grand building!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. I’m hoping to find some nice non-church doors on my next doorscursion 🙂

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      • joey says:

        I don’t get tired of reading about and looking at beautiful church doors, but I suppose I do like variations in my own posts, so I can’t blame you.
        It’s supposed to be 66 and sunny here tomorrow. I’ve recruited Sadie, Sassy, and Master Boombastic. Moo’s holdin out to see if The Mister will join us.

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  15. Donna says:

    Your Ottawa doors have once again made me homesick! Wishing you warm weather in Montreal this week!

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  16. Dymoon says:

    bet you have some nifty pictures of Montebello.. I didn’t get the front entrance.. you got one? How is your new venture going? hope it is thriving for you.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I have some nice Montebello pics from a previous trip but never got the front door either.
      Business is building up slowly, thanks for asking. I am loving my daily commute though: from the coffee machine to my desk in the downstairs home office every morning in 11 seconds flat 😉


  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    I guess it’s fitting that as I read this post with all its snow, it’s snowing lightly here. That’s an unhappy transition from the warm weather we’ve been having.

    Another lovely church, Norm. I’m a little surprised because I wouldn’t have associated such an imposing looking building as Baptist. I guess I’m guilty of a preconceived idea that Baptist churches were much more modest structures. Learn something new everyday!

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  18. Love seeing these doors . . . and also the snow. We rarely get so much that we have to scrape walkways and pile up the snow on the sides.

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  19. marianallen says:

    Love that stonework, and those beautiful golden brown doors. That’s a church that looks like it can stand the test of time.

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  20. I like the first and last shots, Norm, as the warm color of the door contrasts well with the cool look of the stone. I love stone churches and this one is a beauty. Thanks, as always, for hosting one of the most enjoyable challenges out there.

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  21. Vicky says:

    Some lovely solid doors there and looking so beautiful in the snow too, although I expect you may be coming to the end of enjoying snow this winter!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Vicky. For the last week of so we had above freezing temps and rain that washed away a lot of snow, but we’re back into the minus teens Celsius today and more snow in the forecast for next week. Looks like we’re not quite done yet 🙂


  22. Sherry Felix says:

    Lovely. The style looks like many I’ve seen in the UK and similar ones in NYC.

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  23. Dan Antion says:

    I love the high steep arches above the doors and windows. Of course, I love stone buildings and wonderful doors. The little wooden roof over what I assume is a side door, looks like it needs a little TLC, but overall, this is a wonderful building, Norm. I am somewhat amazed that the construction was completed so quickly. Those guys must have been moved by the spirit of their work.

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  24. willowdot21 says:

    I love the old church, I have to admit I love church buildings!! Great photos Norman and lots of snow too!!

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  25. ianbcross says:

    Snow and oak. That’s what I will think of when anyone mentions Montreal. Up to your normal high standards, Norm. I have more Delhi wrecks with a bit of stuff happening in and around the doors.

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