'Knox Presbyterian Church', Oakville - 1888. Taken after torrential rain on Lakeshore Road.

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Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville began with a simple service in 1833 attended by 11 worshipers in a wooden frame building.

The current red-brick Gothic style building was dedicated in May 1888. It took a year to build at a cost of $16,000. To build it, the church purchased the White Oak Hotel at the corner of Dunn Street and Lakeshore Road.

The hotel had once been a wild drinking place called O'Reilly's Tavern. A later owner took to keeping a live bear chained up to amuse customers. But Oakville residents voted the town dry (no alcohol) in 1881 and by 1887 the owner sold it to the Presbyterians for $1,600. This is a good recipe, how to obtain a cheap real estate. These days, there are almost ;-) as many drinking places as churches. But you can't call Oakville wild!!!

This is my photo #750 on Panoramio. Photo was taken after a tropical rain shower, during Oakville Jazz Festival. But it was Blue sky, nothing but blue sky and sunny from now on.......

Here is another image from this church in my gallery (2013)

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Comments (47)

Ivan Logvinov on September 15, 2012

What a beautiful scene! Great photo!
Best regards from Russia!

xacobeo4 on September 15, 2012


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Nenad Obradovic on September 23, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

Thanasis Germanos on September 23, 2012

It's very nice picture. LIKE Thanasis

Tuấn CaNon on September 27, 2012

Very nice photo

Like 46

Greetings from Vietnam

galfer on September 29, 2012

Excellent photo of this beautiful church. LIKE-47.

Greetings from México.


ƤōƝƓ on October 11, 2012

Looks peaceful. LIKEd Torrential rain in Canada is nothing compared to that in Thailand.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/08/11 18:16:06
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash