All Saints Anglican Timber frame ChurchReclaimed heritage timber frame church

....Has a new Home in Abita Springs LA!

All Saints Anglican Church formerly of Grandville Centre, Nova Scotia, a 200 year old Timber Frame Church, was shipped, nearly 2,200 miles away, timber by timber, to Louisiana from Hantsport NS. The timbers arrived in Abita Springs, LA right before Christmas 2013. The timbers were all marked for easier reconstruction.

It will celebrate it's 200th year standing in Abita Springs.

Below the timbers of the Church loaded and ready to go in December 2013. To the right, the original church standing in Nova Scotia.All Saints chuch ready to be shipped to Abita Springs in December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, left the ground breaking ceremony and to the right the sign indicating the new location of the Church!

New site Location for Heritage Church from NSBreak ground onsite in Abita Springs Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congregation members indicated they were thrilled with the story behind their new church, a story that has made the wait for a new house of worship well worth it.

Creating a new historical thread in the church's rich story, pegs were signed by Pastor Jerel Keene and the congregation's members and, in traditional fashion a Canadain coin (in honour of its heritage) was placed under one of the 37 foot steeple tower posts (below right). TimberhArt's restoration revealed a wealth of history through scribe marks and roman numerals on the timbers, constructing a picture of how the original church had been built. The timbers had numerous mortises and markings from a previous use and Dan surmises 'the timbers were repurposed from ofther buildings from the late 1700's'.

Roman Numerals marking a Joint Connction_TimberhartPastor Keene placing a coin under the steeple post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roman Numerials date the timbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the congregation, along with Dan & Kimberley Reagan from TimberhArt, assisted in the raising of the Heritage Church Timber Frame. Below a Congregation member pounds a peg in with his daughter (left), Pastor Jerel Keene & wife Amy, pound in a signed peg (right).

Congregation member with daughter pegs timbers_TimberhartPastor Keene and wife Amy pounding in a peg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Tereshchuk, a Correspondent & Producer for PBS Television was on site to document this historical event. Here is the link: Church Relocation

PBS interviewing Dan Reagan of Timberhart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Install of the Timber Frame

Raising 1st Bent while PBS films

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 'raising' of the 37' steeple tower......

The install of the steeple almost completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steeple just about in place

 

Reclaimed heritage Timber Frame Church at night

Reclaimed Heritage church timber raisingTrusses being lifted by crane to be installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Install Completed

Reclaimed Heritage Timber Frame Church Raised by Timberhart and Church members

 

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