St. John's Anglican Church

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Churches, Etc. Active Nova Scotia Canada

In 2001, this incredible, old church burned almost to the ground. The committee faced three choices. First, to place a monument on the location of the church and move on. Second, to build a new, more modern church. Third, and most expensively, to build the church as an exact replica of the original. Obviously from the pictures, they chose the third, and most difficult option.

This place is far from abandoned, and certainly not as old as many of the places I've checked out, but I felt it nevertheless had a rightful place here. As it is a very painstakingly accurate recreation of the original from before the fire, you cannot help but be impressed by the architecture, the decoration, and most incredibly, the attention to almost every detail. The fact that this small group of musicians were practicing here only added to ambiance, and really showed off the amazing acoustic features of the design.


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