Knox Presbyterian Church

461 Elizabeth Street, Burlington, ON L7R 4B1
(905) 333-3013

About the site:

Martha and Andrew Gage donated the land for Knox Presbyterian Church in 1845; the site was known as Wellington Square. A small, wooden frame church building was erected at the corner of Elizabeth and James Streets and it served the needs of those early worshippers. By 1876, the little frame church was bursting at the seams, and the decision was made to construct a larger church. Three years after Burlington was incorporated as a village, the cornerstone was laid for a new church building. The original church, now the Bell Tower Room, still stands as one of the oldest buildings in Burlington. Interesting elements of the 1876 building still remain, including the beautiful stained glass windows in the sanctuary and traditional architectural features.

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