Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church (Quebec City)

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Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church was a church in Quebec City, Quebec located at 410, rue Saint-Jean.

History[edit]

The original church structure was completed in 1847 but was destroyed in the disastrous fire of 1881 which leveled a significant portion of the city; the current church was built in 1884 out of seven types of Italian marble. Designed by architect Joseph-Ferdinand Peachy in the Second Empire style, the church was inspired by the facade of the Église de la Sainte-Trinité in Paris, it features a 240 ft spire, 36 stained-glass windows, and dozens of statues and paintings among other ornate deccorations. The Gagnon brothers were both organists at the church; Ernest Gagnon from 1853-1864 and Gustave Gagnon from 1864-1876;[1] the Archdiocese of Quebec closed this church on Pentecost of 2015.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Église St-Jean-Baptiste (St. John the Baptist Church)". Fodor's. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.catholicregister.org/item/20461-historic-quebec-churches-no-longer-untouchable

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Coordinates: 46°48′34″N 71°13′20″W / 46.80944°N 71.22222°W / 46.80944; -71.22222