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Monday, 6 October 2008

Weekend Update: I Love Manitoba (6) - North End Churches

Again, stayed in the city for a nice long bike ride and ended up getting pics of a couple of North End churches that I have always been interested in. One new, one old.

The first is Holy Ghost on Selkirk Avenue. The original church was built 1898 - 1900 and renovated to a number of times over the years including a being doubled in size in 1905-06.

Holy Ghost Church and School 1903
circa 1903

In 1986 Holy Ghost was torn down and a new church built in its place. The church's website has a series of great photo galleries of the old church, demolition and the construction of the new one.


c 1985

It must have been hard to convince people to tear down an almost century old structure. What they have now, though, is wonderful. Lots of angles, lots of glass. I had a great time photographing it.

Holy Ghost Parish

Holy Ghost Parish

Holy Ghost Parish

Holy Ghost Parish

The next church I went to was Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship, the former St. Giles Presbyterian, on Burrows and St. Charles.

St. Giles / Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship

Former St. Giles / Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship

I was lucky enough to bump into someone who worked there and they let me in to see some of the interior. An amazing building.

Former St. Giles / Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship

Former St. Giles / Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship

Former St. Giles / Bethlehem Aboriginal Fellowship

I couldn't find photos from way back but if you follow this link to the pdf from the Historic Buildings Committee report you can see some more of the interior and a copy of the floorplan !

Some beautiful buildings out there !

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