St John The Divine

Here's an extensive series of photos, including a Before & After set, 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."


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

The beautiful interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 1 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 2 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 3 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 4 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 5 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 6 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 7 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 8 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 9 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 10 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 11 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 12 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 13 - interior

ST JOHN THE DIVINE 14 - interior


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Before & After


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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