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St Paul Church – Face in the Window

There is not too much information to be found on the phenomenon of the profile in the window of St. Paul’s Church in Halifax.   Indeed, even the official history of the church does not mention it.

St. Paul Anglican Church

St. Paul Anglican Church

 

St. Paul’s Anglican Church has stood in the center of downtown Halifax for almost 250 years . (The original structure was built in 1750.)

The story has it that, as a result of the intense light and heat generated by the Halifax Explosion in 1917, the profile of one of the church’s deacons was etched into one of the windows on the second story. The location of the window suggests that the Deacon was standing in the upper loft of the structure. We can only surmise the fate of the Deacon.

Saint Paul Church

Saint Paul Church

Is the profile actually of a church deacon or is it an act of nature? Another Mystery of Canada!

Face in the Window St. Paul Church

St Paul Church Face

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St Paul Church - Face in the Window
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St Paul Church - Face in the Window
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St. Paul's Anglican Church has stood in the center of downtown Halifax for almost 250 years . (The original structure was built in 1750.)
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Mysteries of Canada

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[…] register of historic places. The church also plays a prominent role in the folklore of Halifax. The story says that due to the intense light and heat generated by the Halifax Explosion, the profile of one of […]