123_Pleasant

Address: 123 Pleasant Street
Heritage Status: None
Built: 1889 Builder/Architect:

Robert Lamb / Dumaresq

Style: Gothic Revival - St. John's Roman Catholic Church

Architecture:   

The church has tower with ascending buttresses and octagonal belfry. Lancet lantern windows are present with curved hood moulding. It has pedimented cornices and rosette trim.

 

 

History: 

This church was designed by Dumaresq of Halifax and was built in 1889 by Robert Lamb, a carpenter.  It was modelled off an unidentified church in England where Father Kennedy, the priest during time of construction, was from.  It was the first Catholic Church in Bridgewater.  Previous to 1889, Catholic services were held in the Tobin household on Victoria Road.

Source: Built Heritage Files, DesBrisay Museum

 

 

 

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