Église Sainte-Marie

In the Acadian Region of Nova Scotia, in the town of Church Point, is the largest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie.  

The historical marker included some interesting information: The church has 70 foot high columns of entire Norwegian Red Spruce trunks covered in plaster. Leo Melanson masterminded the design from 1903 to 1905 and reportedly, he could neither read nor write, but had memorized the blue print of a church in Europe.  Fifteen hundred volunteers helped with the construction. Église Sainte-Marie has 14 stained glass windows that were shipped in molasses crates from France.



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