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Sharon Temple

Sharon Temple

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

Sharon Temple

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted February, 2012

Sharon Temple

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of York
The Town of East Gwillimbury
In Sharon, in front of the temple
on the east side of Leslie Street (Road 12)
just south of Mount Albert Road (Road 13)

Coordinates: N 44 06.090 W 79 26.470


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Plaque Text

This elegant structure stands as testament to the faith and good works of the Children of Peace. In 1825-1832 master carpenters Ebenezer and John Doan constructed it to the plans of religious leader David Willson who was inspired by Biblical descriptions of Solomon's Temple and the New Jerusalem. The square plan symbolized the sect's egalitarian beliefs and cooperative principles. Once a month and on holidays the Temple was the scene of music-filled ceremonies. Its rescue from demolition in 1918 by the York Pioneer and Historical Society is an early example of historic conservation in Canada.

Another plaque at this location
Sharon Temple



East Gwillimbury Plaques

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> Posted June 9, 2011
When I lived in Toronto years ago, I would visit this spot quite frequently. Absolutely unique architecture, and just a wonderful place for a visit!

> Posted November 8, 2010
Amazing structure, thank Heaven it was saved from demolition! I used to visit it years ago. Nothing else like it!!

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