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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Oshawa > Kedron Church
Kedron Church
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created by justakitty on 12/7/2009 11:36 PM
last modified by justakitty on 12/17/2009 4:07 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A beautiful old church in a serious state of disrepair. Though Fedge and I didn't get inside, two other members of my family did get in there over the weekend and have permitted me to post pics of the interior that they took. While not an overly exciting location, it is the oldest standing church in the region at the moment. Never having had running water, its uses were limited throughout the years. More recently there have been offers by people wishing to purchase the church to live in or build a business in, however, if the zoning were to change on the property the City would appropriate about 1/2 of the land for roadway and would require the owner to move the building onto a postage stamp sized property. Sadly, the current owner of the property can't justify paying the taxes of $4000/yr on it when he can tear it down and pay a fraction of that. Sad.
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Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Recommendation: forget it
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Oshawa, Ontario
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  • Church Minister, Suzanne. Nice lady, doesn't have keys.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1863
    Closed: 1952
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    Excerpt from the Kedron Church History page--

    What did the inside of this church look like? It had only one room, with a wood burning stove as you entered at the south end. Stove pipes stretched along the ceiling to a chimney at the other end of the church, throwing out heat all the way. At the north end was a raised platform for the pulpit, an organ that was pumped with the feet, and seating for the choir. Pews for the congregation were arranged in three sec tions with two aisles. The middle seats had dividers in the middle. At first some of the church funds were raised by pew rentals. The rate was set at two dollars a year for the centre sec­tion and one dollar a year for the side seats. This practice was discontinued in 1881.
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    This site was scheduled for demolition today. As of 4:30 this afternoon (Dec 7 09) it was still standing, with no sign of a work crew anywhere nearby. For tax reasons the owner wants it down before the new year, so this church's days are numbered.
    Sadly, it's gone now.
    Wed, Oct 6th, 2010
    posted by Skypeeper

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    Church visit
    Thu, Mar 15th, 2007
    posted by HaloBlack
    1 pictures
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    Justakitty and Fedge visit
    Mon, Dec 7th, 2009
    posted by justakitty
    10 pictures
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    Fedge's bonus pics: December 7, 2009
    Tue, Dec 8th, 2009
    posted by fedge
    14 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 3/21/2011 6:10 PM.

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  • on Mar 21 11 at 18:10, Steed validated this location
  • on Mar 21 11 at 8:46, fedge updated gallery picture 1(9).JPG
  • on Mar 21 11 at 8:46, fedge updated gallery picture 1(9).JPG
  • on Oct 6 10 at 14:59, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Oct 6 10 at 1:47, Skypeeper updated a story
  • on Oct 6 10 at 1:47, Skypeeper updated a story
  • on Dec 20 09 at 23:34, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 20 09 at 18:19, fedge updated gallery Fedge's bonus pics: December 7, 2009
  • on Dec 20 09 at 16:04, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 19 09 at 21:00, fedge updated gallery picture 4(6).JPG
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