Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
All Souls’ Chapel
This 1888 chapel, designed by William Critchlow Harris, Jr., is a masterful example of High Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in Canada. Its robust design is distinguished by rough textures in rust-red Prince Edward Island sandstone and by deep-set hooded windows. Inside, a profound sense of religious mystery has been created by the complex decorative scheme. It features a dramatic chancel arch, rich carvings, beautifully patterned encaustic tiles, subdued lighting and eighteen exquisite mural paintings by the artist Robert Harris, brother of the architect.
Cette chapelle, construite en 1888 d'après des plans de William Critchlow Harris Jr, illustre de façon magistrale le style néo-gothique de l'apogée victorien au Canada. Elle présente un aspect solide, avec des textures rugueuses en grès rouge de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard et des fenêtres profondes surmontées de larmiers. L'intérieur dégage une atmosphère mystique créée par un décor complexe, dont un imposant arc-triomphal, de riches sculptures, des carreaux encaustiques à magnifiques motifs, un éclairage tamisé et dix-huit remarquables peintures murales réalisées par l'artiste Robert Harris, frère de l’architecte.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 14.04′ N, 63° 7.969′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Rochford Street just from All Souls' Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Rochford Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0A8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canadian National Hotels (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charlottetown (about 240 meters away); Charlottetown City Hall (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Apothecaries Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Confederation Centre of the Arts (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Prince Edward Island War Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Edward Whelan (approx. half a kilometer away); Thomas Heath Haviland (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
More about this marker. All Souls' Chapel is a small chapel attached to St. Peters Anglican Cathedral.
Also see . . . All Souls Chapel National Historic Site of Canada - Canada's Historic Places. (Submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.