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St. Jude's Paintings

St. Jude's Paintings

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

St. Jude's Paintings

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

St. Jude's Paintings

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted April, 2010

Plaque Location

The City of Brantford
On the southeast corner of Dalhousie Street and Peel Street


Coordinates: N 43 08.398 W 80 15.211

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Plaque Text

The paintings in this church vividly illustrate the ideas of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Popular at the turn of the 20th century, the movement reacted against increasing industrialization by promoting handwork and an integration of art and architecture. Medieval and natural imagery was typical, as seen here in the rambling vines that encircle Gothic arches and Christian symbols. Even the murals, depicting the life of Christ, have a landscape emphasis. The cohesive plan was created by members of the Browne family, whose church decorating business was one of the most prolific in Ontario.

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> Posted March 23, 2016
St. Jude's Church has closed and been put up for sale by its diocese, while the City of Brantford seeks to protect it under the Ontario Heritage Act. Its federal designation as a national historic site does not carry legal protection. And, despite the plaque's title, it's not just the murals which are designated, but the entire building.
From the Brantford Expositor
National park service site
-Wayne




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