Saint Paul’s Indian Catholic Church receives North Vancouver heritage awards

St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church was recognized with an Honorary Heritage Project Achievement Award for its 2013 renovation. Information from the city notes that the restoration “significantly contributed to ensure the longevity of the site while maintaining the heritage character and value of the historic building.”

St. Paul's Indian Catholic Church.The original chapel was built in the mid-1860s. The recent restoration included lighted crosses on top of the spires and original windows, repainting the siding and trim.

New entrance steps, doors and hardware were also added, among other enhancements.

St. Paul’s Indian Residential School Commemorative Monument (located in the 500 block of West Keith Road at what is now the St. Thomas Aquinas School site) also received a Heritage Awareness Achievement Award. The monument stands in memory of the many children from Mission, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh reserves who were forced into the residence between 1899 and 1959, and the effect their mistreatment had on the children and their families.

Saint Pauls Website and info is 

http://www.saintpaulsindchurch.org

St. Paul's Indian Catholic Church

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