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South Shore Genealogical Society

St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg NS

1892 - a Committee of Carpenters

Solomon Morash
Solomon Morash
born 1845, died age 88
photograph courtesy John Myers, Arizona - Solomon was his great grandfather

"When the church again needed to be enlarged, a committee of five carpenters from the congregation was put in charge. Plans were drawn up by Solomon Morash, a master carpenter and a key figure in both church and town.

"The side walls were moved out to provide the side aisle, and the main supporting timbers of the building were encased in marbleized octagonal pillars. The roof supports were cleverly copied to match the architect's design for the main roof.

"The carpenters also enhanced the outside of the church by having 14 attractive pinnacles surmounting the buttresses around the perimeter of the building. These have since been boxed in."

from the leaflet A Short History of St. John's Church


News Updates

Photographs of the church before, during and after the fire:

November 1, 2001 - The Burning
November 2, 2001 - The Aftermath
The interior after the burning - November 2001
The interior clean up progress - December 7, 2001 and December 28, 2001
The exterior encapsulation progress - January 16, 2002, January 23 - 27, 2002, January 31, 2002, February 7 - 15, 2002 and February 23 - March 2, 2002
Non-structural elements
The restoration of the altar
The exterior before
The interior before
The interior Christmas 1991
"Simon Birch" 1997

Canadian Heritage Minister, Sheila Copps, commits financial assistance at parish hall meeting November 16, 2001
Photograph of Solomon Morash, master builder in charge of the 1892 changes
A Short History of St. John's Anglican Church
People buried under the Church 1761 - 1826
Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia Historical and Architectural Survey and relevant Links
The Commemoration of St. John's Anglican Church as a National Historic Site October 11, 1998
Interesting Facts & Figures about St. John's

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