Monday, May 4, 2015

Fourth Avenue Baptist Church

Fourth Avenue Baptist Church can be found in the Glebe, a fixture in the neighbourhood for more than a century. These two shots were taken on different days within the last week.

The congregation was organized in 1898, with the church opened in 1905. 


  1. In Canada I think there are more Protestants than Catholic churches, right?


  2. I like that red brick. One doesn't see brick often around here and these shots remind me how much I miss it.

  3. I like the first shot.
    I wonder how many churches you have in Ottawa ...

  4. it's a pretty church and it looks like spring has arrived there!

  5. I am surprised at the age of that church, as it looks a more "modern" building.

  6. That looks like a really big church!

  7. This is a big one William, love the red brick too. Wonder if it attracts a big congregation?

  8. Can ya go wrong with brick? Really???
    Habs down 2-0. Gotta love it! Go Lightening! hahahaha

  9. William, love the architecture of this church. It looks so majestic.

  10. You have just a few churches without a steeple, unthinkable here.

  11. @Tomas: it depends where one goes. Here there are a great many Catholic churches. It might seem like a lot of Protestant churches, but the Protestant movement is broken up into multiple denominations.

    @Olivier: I certainly do like the style of the church.

    @Stuart: in this part of the country, red brick is a very common sight with churches.

    @Jan: we do have a lot. I do know they're not all listed, oddly enough, in phone books or online directories, since I've looked and missed at least a couple of churches I know are out in the city, but not present in those resources.

    @Revrunner: a parking garage is being built just up the street about a block away, so that's a current sight in the neighbourhood.

    @Tanya: and so quickly, too- the tree out front in one shot is bare, and in the other the buds are showing.

    @Gill: it does have quite a modern design.

    @Furry Gnome: fairly big for a Protestant church, anyway.

    @Grace: the website indicates that it's a very active congregation, so I would think it's in good shape.

    @Birdman: well, I'm actually rooting for a Canadian team to win the Cup, but that might not happen this year again.

    @Tex: it definitely is.

    @Linda: it's quite a landmark in this area.

    @Karl: I think many of our churches would rate as brand new by European standards!

  12. When I was growing up we went to a brick church so I tend to think that brick is the perfect construction material for a church.

  13. This is a more traditional building and I always like bricks!

  14. Very beautiful church and info. I do like the Orthodox Church of the previous post---very un-orthodox.

  15. What a beautiful church. I love buildings with bricks!

  16. Definitely a church! Nice architecture!

  17. That is a very different steeple. Beautiful church.

  18. It is quite unusual, William. I like it.

  19. I can root Canadian too... but NOT this team. hahahahahaha

  20. Any idea how many churches there are in Ottawa?

  21. Rather striking architecture, I don't think I've ever seen anything like it!

  22. Another beautiful church. I like this one too!

  23. Very interesting style. I would have put it at much later than the dates you give.

  24. Just goes to show what a difference a day makes. No matter, the church looks great in both shots.

  25. @Sharon: the church we attended when I was a child was a combination of brick and wood frame for some of the decorative features.

    @VP: this one does stand out nicely.

    @Judy: thanks!

    @Linda: thank you.

    @MB: and yet inside, that church is very Orthodox. I've never been in this one.

    @Tamago: so do I.

    @Cheryl: I like it!

    @Red: it's always struck me as an enduring kind of building as long as I've been here.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Birdman: for me, the only Canadian team I could never root for is the Leafs, but since they'll never see the Cup again, that's a safe assumption.

    @Norma: quite a lot, but probably more than phone book listings actually tell.

    @Ciel: whoever designed it did a good job.

    @Marleen: thank you!

    @Linda: I was surprised while looking at the church website about the dates as well.

    @Lauren: I really noticed the difference in the buds on the leaves that aren't there in that second shot, which was maybe three days earlier.

    @Whisk: thanks!

  26. A bit of a different style William to the last church but still very interesting...

  27. A lovely stately looking church. I see you have leaves on the trees already.

  28. I like the building lines as you show them in the first shot. Interesting and attractive.

  29. Love those massive old churches. Thanks for Posting.

  30. An impressive building. I do love those windows!

  31. My Baptist Church is 100 years old, and needs upgrading.

  32. Beautiful. Wonder how many churches & religious organizations are in your community.


  33. Looks very beautiful church.

  34. A big church! I'm thinking the congregation when this was built was a rather well-to-do one.

  35. @Geoff: radically different styles, but they both appeal to me.

    @Pamela: just the slightest buds, but now with temperatures warm during the day, they're coming along.

    @Kay: thanks!

    @Mari: you're welcome.

    @Lois: I'll have to slip in sometime and photograph the interior.

    @Ann: these buildings do need upkeep.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Randy: so did I.

    @Janis: quite a lot.

    @Orvokki: I think it is.

    @EG: no doubt.

  36. Wow. Traffic! Give me the rural roads any day!

    1. This street can be quite busy, but it depends on the time of day.