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Lunenburg in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
1. St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John Marker
Inscription.

Prominently sited on the parade square, this church was an important symbol of British authority and Anglican dominance for Lunenburg's early settlers, who were mainly German-speaking Protestants. From construction in 1754 through many alterations and additions, its architecture also reflected British associations, first following classical precedents and later updated to conform with Gothic Revival fashions. Today, this elegant building stands as a noteworthy example of the Carpenter Gothic style, in which features traditionally rendered in stone are interpreted in wood.

Dominant le champ de parade, cette église symbolisait l'autorité britannique et la suprématie anglicane aus yeux des premiers colons, en majorité des protestants d'origine allemande. Bien qu'elle ait été modifiée et agrandie à plusieurs reprises depuis la fin de sa construction en 1754, son architecture rappelle également l'influence britannique par son inspiration d'abord classique, puis néo-gothique. Aujourd'hui, cet édifice élégant demeure un exemple remarquable du style néo-gothique à la manière Carpenter, avec la réalisation en bois de motifs traditionnellement exécutés en pierre.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada

St. John's Anglican Church Heritage Property Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
2. St. John's Anglican Church Heritage Property Marker
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Location. 44° 22.693′ N, 64° 18.692′ W. Marker is in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in Lunenburg County. Touch for map. Marker is on the St. John's Anglican Church grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 Townsend Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jessen Bell / La Cloche Jessen (here, next to this marker); The Fire / Le Feu (a few steps from this marker); 1753 Open-Air Protestant Interfaith Church Services (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Anglican Church / L'église anglicane St. John's (within shouting distance of this marker); Koch-Solomon House (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Parish Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Finck-Holder House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lennox Tavern (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lunenburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. John's Anglican Church History. (Submitted on January 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. John's Anglican Church. (Submitted on January 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
3. St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John Marker
Beyond the bell, surrounded by shrubs
St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 25, 2017
4. St. John's Anglican Church / Église Anglicane St. John
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 9, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 10, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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