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Église Saint-Vincent Ferrier – Montréal
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Found on Jarry St. E. in the city’s north end borough of Villeray, Église Saint-Vincent Ferrier was built in 1930-31.
Despite the fact that it’s one of the largest Catholic churches in this part of the city, I had a difficult time finding out much about this place.
Designed by local French Canadian architect Ludger Lemieux, who also designed the city’s famous Atwater Market, the church exterior is built from locally quarried stone.
I’ve driven past this building hundreds of times over the years but this was the first time I actually made of point of stopping to properly check the place out with my full 360-degree walk-around.
Sadly you can tell you’re in a densely populated urban setting whenever you see wire/metal grilles protecting ground-level side doors and windows.
As you can see, they saved the “pretty” for the front part of the building 😉
And the connected residences next door.
As you saw in one of the first shots the main entrance doors are simple yet quite majestic, especially in early morning light.
And here’s a bonus door/teaser for an upcoming post of residential doors in the same neighbourhood.
Nothing is more uniquely a Montréal architectural feature than our crazy outdoor winding spiral staircases.
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