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Christ Church Purbrook

Ontario : Muskoka
Location #10415
Public

Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 5/17/2014
Last Updated: 5/17/2014



Description
The former site of Christ Church Anglican Church, this was the main meeting place in the small pioneer community of Purbrook. After the church closed, it was immediately torn down, much to the dismay of local residents. It is said the church was much larger and in better condition than the surviving church in nearby Fraserburg, not to mention a very unique architecture.
I cannot find any historical photographs of the church, but what I did find in the bush where the church once stood was a pleasant surprise. The site of the church itself is now overgrown, being reclaimed by the forest, but here, back in the forest amongst the pines and undergrowth remains a small wishing well, perhaps once used by the pioneers to water their horses while attending their weekly rituals at the church.

Today, all that remains is the cemetery, the stones weathered and worn from years of Muskoka winters, and the small well, hidden from view and surviving quite well as a testament to the quality construction of the time.

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Christ Church Purbrook
All's Well
Created by: timo explorer


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Cemetery



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clay70 says:
5/18/2014 10:32:39 PM

I was assuming yes...I bet there is a connection as Purbrook is close

timo explorer says:
5/18/2014 9:39:38 PM

The great goaltender, Roger Crozier was from nearby Bracebridge, but I can find nothing to link him to the Crozier buried here, can you?

clay70 says:
5/18/2014 5:15:01 PM

I think superss is on to something :)

superss says:
5/18/2014 12:28:13 PM

Roger.

clay70 says:
5/18/2014 10:19:18 AM

There is a possible big NHL connection here...Can you guess what that would be Tim?

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On 5/17/2014 11:53:20 PM user timo explorer uploaded photos : P1150108.JPG / P1150094.JPG / P1150105.JPG / P1150106.JPG / P1150107.JPG / to SID: 5172014204857
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On 5/17/2014 11:49:09 PM user timo explorer created gallery : All's Well
On 5/17/2014 11:48:28 PM user timo explorer changed the following: description


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