Greenhill Community Church
2274 Port LaTour Road, Upper Port La Tour, Nova Scotia, B0W, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Greenhill Community Church is located close to the Port LaTour Road in Upper Port LaTour, Nova Scotia. The cross gable roof church is distinguished by its blue and burgundy trim. The municipal designation includes the land and the building.
The Greenhill Community Church was built circa 1885. At that time the church was known as the Greenhill Methodist Church. In 1927 the congregation voted for church union and the Methodist congregation became members of the United Church of Canada.
Since its construction, the church has been an important part of the Greenhill community. It is valued for its history as a place of worship and in more recent years, as a community hall, and for its remaining Gothic Revival elements. In 2003 the church was deconsecrated due to a lack of members to sustain it and a group of local residents formed the Shelburne County Society for the Preservation of the Greenhill Community Church and continue to maintain the church. While the steeple has been removed, the building still retains many of its Gothic Revival elements that serve as a reminder of its original appearance.
Source: Municipality of the District of Barrington, heritage designation files, Greenhill Community Church file
Character-defining elements of the Greenhill Community Church relate to its original function as a church and include:
- cross-gable roof;
- overhanging eaves;
- all Gothic Revival elements including decorative vergeboards in gable ends, pedimented hood over second storey windows, small hipped overhang supported by decorative brackets over main entry;
- double door main entry;
- location close to road;
- four-over-four wood framed windows on main level;
- stone foundation.
Local Governments (NS)
Heritage Property Act
Municipally Registered Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Social, Benevolent or Fraternal Club
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Cape Sable Historical Society, P.O. Box 67, Barrington Nova Scotia B0W 1E0
Municipality of Barrington, P.O. Box 100, Barrington NS B0W 1E0
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