Before & After - St John the Divine Anglican church - Verdun

8:57 PM

Here's an extensive series of Before & After photos of one of my favorite churches. It's situated on Moffat street in Verdun, close to Bannantyne. I like this church so much that I did a series of paintings inspired by it. These paintings were made years before it was bought out of financial difficulty and converted into a 18 units condo complex. You can view them at my online portfolio. Obviously, I prefer the Before. It looks cluttered now. They changed the side of the rooftop by adding another level and several windows were either removed completely or lost their original design. My first blog posts were about this church. You can find the links at the blog archive on the left.

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"The St John the Divine church was built in 1929 and enlarged in 1937. The neo-gothic church is the work of Ross and MacDonald, the premier architectural firm in Canada at the time. Their magnificent work includes the Chateau Laurier, Dominion Square building, le Chateau apartments and Holt Renfrew building, among others."

I created a new blog page dedicated to the church. There are many photos of the beautiful interior posted at that page as well.

All the Before photos were taken with a 35mm camera with different film stock.

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 1 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 1 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 2 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 3 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 2 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 4 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 5 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 3 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 6 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 4 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 9 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 5 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 8 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 7 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 6 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 10 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 8 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 9 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 7 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 11 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 16 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 10 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 15 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 12 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 13 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 13 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 14 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 14 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 12 - condo

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 16 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 15 - church

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 11 - condo

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3 comments

  1. This is an excellent blog I hope at the right time it gets the notoriety it deserves. It's quite obvious what is happening in Montreal it's overrun with speculators and corruption. There are no "grassroots"zoning laws available to protect the communities. we are seeing a continuation of the Drapeau era with no concerns with preserving the specificity of Montreal Architecture and cultural heritage.

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  2. Our First Galfout-Fauconnier Family baby was born in 2010..Lili girl..A lot of souvenir in this smooth place..God Bless a love..Mamar

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  3. Baby Lili was born in this home the november 2th 2010.

    Beautiful place with a real deep soul...Sad to move for another place, lili's sister are coming.

    Peace in this church.

    Marie and Mamar Galfout-Fauconnier.

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