May 2, 2012

St. Barnabas Anglican Church

Another notable landmark in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta is St. Barnabas Anglican Church. In 1884, no more than a year after the community had been established, meetings for the parish were held in St. John's Presbyterian Church before a wooden structure was built in 1886. The land was purchased from the Canadian Pacific Railway. By 1911 the wooden church was demolished to make room for the new brick and stone structure that was erected in 1912. The east window and bell were removed from the original building and installed in the new Anglican church as they're seen today.

St. Barnabas was also linked to Medicine Hat's first cemetery, now the Old Hillside Cemetery located along Seven Person creek. The building, which celebrates 100 years in 2012, is yet another proud example of the city's roots. It's also right next door to the Stream Media office in the Citadel building, so for me it's a familiar site.

St. Barnabas Church ca. 1925

St. Barnabas construction ca. 1912

St. Barnabas between 1920-1940.


I AM A BLOGGER said...

The place looks amazing~
look the effect, r u using instagram.

Editing Luke said...

Thanks Xjion! As much as I love instagram, I only use it for casual snapshots (they're pretty low res). For my Around the Hat photo sets I'm shooting with my Sony and Canon cameras for a change, and tinting my photos with custom filters that I designed in Photoshop. I have used a Holga effect here to add a bit more depth to the shots as well.