579 St-Pierre-Ouest Boulevard, Caraquet, New Brunswick, E1W, Canada
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Description of Historic Place
Sainte-Anne Chapel is a one-storey wooden religious building with a central three-storey bell tower on the front façade. This vernacular Gothic Revival chapel is located on the north side of St-Pierre-Ouest Boulevard, in a grove overlooking Caraquet Bay.
Sainte-Anne Chapel is designated a Local Historic Place for its religious importance in the community and for its architecture.
Sainte-Anne Chapel is recognized for its religious importance in Caraquet. It was built on the site of the first church in Caraquet and has been an important pilgrimage site dedicated to St. Anne for more than a century and a half.
The Sainte-Anne Chapel is also recognized for its architecture. Built around 1840, its interior has undergone little modification, while its exterior has seen renovations and additions. It remains a good example of vernacular Gothic Revival religious architecture from this era in Caraquet.
Source: Caraquet Town Hall, Historic Places files, “Chapelle Sainte-Anne”
The character-defining elements that describe the architecture of Sainte-Anne Chapel include:
- one-storey rectangular massing;
- symmetrical front façade with three-storey central bell tower and cupola;
- Gothic Revival windows.
The character-defining elements that describe the interior of Sainte-Anne Chapel include:
- interior pine trim;
- vaulted ceiling;
- wrought-iron door handle and latch;
- pine floor with pegs;
- holy water font at entrance sculpted in block of wood;
- altar with statue of St. Anne.
Local Governments (NB)
Local Historic Places Program
Municipal Register of Local Historic Places
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
- Expressing Intellectual and Cultural Life
- Architecture and Design
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Religious Facility or Place of Worship
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Caraquet Town Hall, Caraquet, NB
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