Sharon Temple - Sharon, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 44° 06.090 W 079° 26.505
17T E 624718 N 4884326
Quick Description: Temple built by the Children of Peace sect in Sharon, now a National Historic Site of Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/29/2020 8:13:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM136TT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The temple was built between 1825 and 1832 by David Willson, leader of the breakaway Children of Peace sect of the Society of Friends. They were also referred to as Davidites.

The design is Willson's vision of Solomon's Temple. Attributes of the 60 foot square structure include an equal number of windows on each side, and an equal number of doors, in line with the sect's belief in equality amongst all.

The sect flourished from 1812 until 1866 when Willson passed away. Membership slowly dwindled. The last service was conducted in 1886.

The building fell into disrepair and was in danger of demolition until the York Historical Society stepped in and saved it in 1918.

The buildings and grounds are once again open to the public. There is an admission fee except during special events.

A great youtube video may be found here: (visit link)
Web Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
18974 Leslie Street
Sharon, ON CA
L0G1V0


Year Built: 1825

Still in Use?: No.

Hours of Worship: Not Listed

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