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St. Geroge’s Anglican Church

As most of my regular readers know, I have an upcoming photo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Aug. 25 – Oct. 28/07) highlighting Modern Architecture in Windsor. I was out shooting the other day when I came across St. George’s in Walkerville. Located on the corner of Devonshire Court and Kildare Rd, right behind the Tim Horton’s on Ottawa, it’s one of those buildings that you could pass a hundred times and not even notice it was there.

It was built in 1955, by the local firm of Sheppard & Masson who also designed yesterday’s subject the Dr. C. Hoare residence on Willistead Crescent.

Near the front entrance, inset in the brick are these four tiles. I’m guess that must be St. George? If there are any parishioners that are readers, I’d love to know the story behind this tile.

Textbook Mid Century architecture in the clean lines around the multi-coloured glass panes. The architects of these 1950’s era churches sure made great use of coloured glass for illuminating the chapels, a skill that has seemed to be lost in every church designed since about 1970.

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