Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Stone Church, Hastings County, Sidney Township, Ontario, Canada


Stone church one of the three known cobblestone buildings in the area. It was built in 1853-6 on land belonging to John Fritz to house the local Wesleyan Methodist congregation. Although the church interior was remodeled in 1893 in the popular Italian style and altered again in 1927 its interior remains largely intact. The simple design characteristic of the denominations architecture in the mid nineteenth century relies upon the textured cobblestone surface and the dressed stones at the corners of the walls as well as the harmonious arrangement of the various arched openings. The building severed as a place of worship until 1968 when parishioners moved to other neighbouring United Church congregations.


Blogger Pattie Wilson said...

I have been in contact with a descendant of William Caverly. He was born in Kingston in 1807. His father was Nathaniel Caverly. Would you like to get in touch with this person?

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