From Flickr: “Zion Congregational Church (1840-1855), Adelaide St. W., n.e. corner Bay St.” by Toronto Public Library Special Collections

April 14, 2015 Uncategorized

This painting by Martin Henry (1931-1902) depicts the Zion Congregational Church, which stood on the north-east the corner of Bay and Adelaide from 1840 until it burnt down in February of 1855. Bit of bad luck, eh? You can also see their neighbours, the fire hall, on the southeast corner of Bay and Temperance. I love the street life in this image… or would that be dirt-road life?

Creator: Martin, Henry, 1831-1902
Date: 1855
Identifier: 960-5 Cab II
Format: Ephemera
Rights: Public domain
Courtesy: Toronto Public Library.
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