Thursday, May 25, 2017

Holy house hunters! Bidding for Ont. church starts at $1

From Canada (with video)-

Holy house hunters! A historic church in southwestern Ontario has gone up for sale with a starting bid of only $1.

“It was just listed yesterday and we have three showings booked for today,” realtor Roy Rodrigues told CTV Kitchener on Wednesday. “It’s a beautiful property.”

Built in 1871, Saint Jude's Anglican Church in Brantford, Ont., is a National Historic Site. But while the building was erected nearly 150 years ago, its rich 20th century interior that led the now-decommissioned church to receive its historic designation in 1993.

Inside, colourful century-old stained glass windows cast kaleidoscopic light on walls where intricate murals, some as large as 5.5 metres, depict various parts of Jesus’ life. The murals were painted in 1936 by the Browne family, which decorated churches across the country.

“They did it all across Canada,” Nathan Etherington, who chairs Brantford’s Heritage Committee, told CTV Kitchener. “They are the most well-known.

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