Sunday, October 10, 2010

St. Vincent Street Church

Designed by Alexander Thomson (also known as "Greek" Thomson) and built in 1859 for the former United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, this is an odd building.  For one, there are very few neo-classical churches for the obvious reason that Roman and Greek architectural forms are almost always secular. 

Another unusual feature is the clock tower that is strangely ornate.  The whole building is in need of restoration to clean the masonry, but it is still clearly one of the strangest churches I have ever seen, including the painted blue doors which I doubt are the intended color.  I have yet to explore the interior, which I understand is as eclectic as the exterior.

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