MAGNETAWAN, ON, Aug. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Join the Ontario Heritage Trust and the parishioners of St. George the Martyr Anglican Church for the unveiling of a provincial plaque commemorating St. George the Martyr Anglican Church in Magnetawan, Ontario.
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2012|
|| St. George the Martyr Anglican Church
124 Sparks Street, Magnetawan
St. George the Martyr Anglican Church in Magnetawan is an exceptional example of what would have been a familiar part of the landscape in 19th-century rural Ontario - the Gothic Revival parish church.
Completed in 1880, the Church was built during the region's formative years. Government land grants encouraged immigration to the region, and settlers arrived in large numbers to clear the land, build communities, develop industries and raise families in northern Ontario. While sensitive repairs and careful modernization efforts have been made to the church, the original woodwork remains intact and plumbing has never been added. The integrity of the building's architectural features has been maintained for well over a century. As such, St. George the Martyr is a monument to early Ontarians' dedication to the land and to their communities. The church's iconic status was recognized by the Group of Seven painter A.J. Casson, who made it the subject of his renowned painting Anglican Church at Magnetawan.
The Ontario Heritage Trust's Provincial Plaque Program commemorates significant people, places and events in Ontario's history. Since 1956, over 1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled.
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SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust
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