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Parliament Street Methodist Church

 

Parliament Street Methodist Church. Primitive Methodist Chapel, Parliament Street, Toronto. West Elevation, South Elevation, 27 April 1871, Henry Langley.

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Parliament Street Methodist Church. Primitive Methodist Chapel, Parliament Street, Toronto. Longitudinal Section, Transverse Section, Rear Elevation., 27 April 1871, Henry Langley.

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Parliament Street Methodist Church. Design for Proposed Enlargement of the Parliament Street Methodist Church, Toronto. West Elevation, Basement Floor Plan, Main Floor Plan, Gallery Plan, 6 August 1884, Langley & Burke.

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The Parliament Street Methodist Church was located on the southeast corner of Oak and Parliament Streets. In 1863, missionaries from the Alice Street Primitive Methodist Church began work in the east end of Toronto. Initially, they met in homes and had open-air meetings until Robert Walker, a member of the Alice Street congregation, purchased the Parliament Street lot and erected a building that temporarily housed the congregation. The Langley, Langley & Burke building was constructed in 1871 with the dedication service taking place on the January 21, 1872. Designed to accommodate 600 people, the construction of the church cost $9,000.

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Parliament Street Methodist Church, during demolition, photograph by J.V. Salmon, October 1952. Toronto Public Library (TRL) J.V. Salmon Collection: S 2-979

Parliament Street Methodist Church, photoengraving, ca. 1899 Thomas E. Champion, The Methodist Churches of Toronto ..., G. M. Rose & Sons Co. Toronto, 1899. opp. p. 206.

Parliament Street Methodist Church, interior, photograph, ca 1900? Possibly the church’s Ruskin Literary Debating Society. Toronto Public Library (TRL): T 10682

 

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