First Baptist Church is downtown in Ottawa, set diagonally across from Confederation Park, and across from the Lord Elgin Hotel. It's a Gothic Revival church that has been designated a civic historic building.
The building dates back to 1877; the cornerstone was laid by Alexander MacKenzie, who was the Prime Minister at the time and frequently worshiped here. At the time the church was named after the street it's on, before being renamed Laurier Avenue.
As is the case with so many churches here, plaques are inside, bearing the names of congregation members who served or died in military service. This one is the plaque naming those who died and those who served in World War Two.
The sanctuary is light inside, and the ceiling is wood, a nice contrast. It replaces the original ceiling, which was plaster.
The organ can be found on the balcony at the back, with a stained glass window bearing symbols of the Ottawa Valley, like a lumberjack and riverman. I should have gone up and had a closer look.
The wood theme extends to the front of the church and the altar.