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Dec 13, 2011

Former church lives on

                                                                                                                                     Photo by BarrytheBirder
I never tire of  photographing this bucolic scene on Dufferin Street, between Eversley and Snowball, when I am out looking for birds.   The building is the former Temperanceville Presbyterian Church which was built in 1858 and served the faithful in the community for half century before being turned into a private residence in 1912.   It lasted as such for another 60 years when it was purchased by Dr. David Willinsky.   Dr. Willinsky had it disassembled, plank by plank, and rebuilt on the property that he owned on Dufferin Street, north of the Eversley corners.   Its appearance was only slightly modified and now, after 153 years, it continues to charm passersby.   And of course, the peaceful animals bring the scene to life each day.   The overall effect always seems to heighten with the advent of Christmas.
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