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Sacred Heart Church

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Discovered by kev7716
Created Oct 13 2012
Recent status Demolished
Category Church
City Welland, Ontario
Location # 5601
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This old French Church was built in 1934 a new one has replaced it next door . When i looked up this church on Google it says it's facing the wrecking ball .There is a historical plague in front but i can't read it .If someone could translate that would be great.

Ontario Historical Plaque: French Community in Welland The neighbourhood that became commonly referred to as "French Town" was established in this area in 1918, when approximately 20 French-Canadian families arrived from Quebec to work at the Empire Cotton Mills plant. The Roman Catholic Parish of Sacr?-C?ur was established in 1920 and became the cultural centre of the francophone community that developed around Empire Street. Additional French-Canadian families arrived from Quebec, New Brunswick and northern Ontario throughout the 1920s. Another wave of francophones moved here at the outset of the Second World War, attracted largely by employment opportunities in local industry. The French district was a strong and vibrant community that protected and fostered French-Canadian language and culture. The neighbourhood's population reached its peak during the 1960s, but the majority of Welland's francophone population still lived here until the late 1980s. The strong legacy of French-Canadian culture and heritage created by the small but dynamic francophone community remains within Welland to this day.

Latlng: (42.991386, -79.239415)

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BRM Looks demolished now on google maps.

Jul 01 2018  • 0 like(s)

timo explorer thanks Robert, how did you know my secret? LOL

Oct 14 2012  • 0 like(s)

Golson Moldon He cheated. Turned over the photo and the English version was on the other side.

Oct 14 2012  • 0 like(s)

kev7716 Thank you timo great historical story there :)

Oct 14 2012  • 0 like(s)

timo explorer added plaque translation

Oct 13 2012  • 0 like(s)