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Old Posted Mar 26, 2016, 3:55 PM
Trevor3 Trevor3 is offline
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Our Lady of Mercy - Port au Port West, NL
It took 11 years to build and was completed in 1914 using voluntary labour from the congregation. It was the largest wooden structure in Newfoundland at the time and measure 116 feet to the top of the steeple. All the interior fixtures were made by local craftsmen and artisans while the statues were made of carrara marble and imported from Italy. Today, it's still the largest wooden church in the province and is undergoing a multi-year restoration.

Here you can see it rising above the trees and the rest of the community

Scaffolding going up around the columns

Inside Our Lady of Mercy Church by Eunice Gibb, on Flickr
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