This Blog is to inform and display the architectural heritage of Prince Edward Island!
Monday, July 4, 2011
St. James United Church, West Covehead, PEI
I was out to Dalvay today to the reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) - we parked in the parking lot of this historic church built in 1837 - there seems to be ALOT of churches built around the late 1830's. Here's a few photos I took of the church.
Above: The church is getting some new paint as it will be receiving a Heritage Places Certificate of Registration in mid August. The front/south wall of the church has vinyl siding, however, the rest still has it's face-nailed wood shingles.
Below: The original multi-paned windows are magnificent! They just recieved a fresh coat of paint.
Below: Close-up of window sill.
Below: Note the face-nailed wood shingles - very old. There are no corner boards on the house. Interesting! You don't often see this.
Below: The church was locked - so I put my camera lens flat against the window and took this photos - great to see the inside. Note the curved pews.
Below: The large windows touch the eave brackets.
Below: The eave return is typical, however, without corner boards.
Below: A photo of the north east corner of the church.
Below: A photo taken of the north side of the church - I was standing in the cemetery to take this photo.