VIEW-3339 | Interior, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, QC, about 1890

 
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Interior, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, QC, about 1890
Wm. Notman & Son
About 1890, 19th century
Silver salts, frosting on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
25 x 20 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
VIEW-3339
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , religious (1331)
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Keys to History

At the end of the 19th century, there were about fifteen Anglican churches in Montreal. Protestants (Episcopalians) who remained quite close to Catholics in their rituals, the members of the Church of England, or Anglicans, had a diocese in Montreal. We see here the new Christ Church Cathedral, built on St. Catherine Street in 1857-1859. Given the period, it was inevitably based on the rural English Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages and it is more soberly decorated than Notre Dame, which is French and urban in inspiration.