Thursday, February 24, 2011

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Georgetown, PEI

This historic church located in Georgetown's town square is under threat of being lost.  This church would be amoung the 10 oldest churches on the Island.  The church has been closed for a number of years, the basement is damp and mouldy and in general, neglected.  However, there's a group of concerned citizens in the community, throughout the Island and within North America who are keen to see this historic building saved - see their facebook page.

Information about the church from H.M.Scott Smith's 1986 book, "The Historic Churches of Prince Edward Island".  page 58.  "Holy Trinity Church, on Kent Square in Georgetown, was completed in 1842.  Its battlemented square tower with corner finials is typical of early Anglican churches in the Maritimes.  The church was enlarged in the 1860's and the nave windows with perpendicular Gothic tracery were added at this time.  In 1982, the exterior was completely repainted a deep ochre but the white trim was retained, a rich and satisfying colour.  Despite a period of decay and disuse, the building was restored and its neat and dignified front elevation is an historic landmark in a town with a fascinating architectural heritage."

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