St. Thomas Anglican Church, Shanty Bay
Posted by: JDandDD
N 44° 24.651 W 079° 34.912
17T E 612910 N 4918484
Quick Description: A 'rammed' earth church started in 1838 and opened in 1842 in Shanty Bay, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/7/2008 6:06:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM3AVZ
This is one of a very few buildings built of "rammed" earth that remain standing. The technique involved mixing wet clay with straw, pressing it into forms and then covering it with a protective plaster coating.
The church cornerstone was laid in 1838 and the building mostly completed in 1841. However, the formal dedication was February 27, 1842.
The church is still home to an active congregation with two services each Sunday morning. The structure is an Ontario Historical site.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 02/27/1842
Age of Church building determined by?: Church website
If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Anglican
If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday
Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:30 AM
Street address of Church:
28 Church St., RR#3
Shanty Bay, Ontario Canada
Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]
Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]
If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed
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