Almost across the street from St. Mary's is another beautiful church by the name of St. Mathew's United Church. The construction of this beautiful structure began back in 1753 not long after the 1749 founding of Halifax. The original members were of the Protestant faith although today the church is considered Presbyterian.
Living in the southwest Florida as we do, we miss seeing these old and elegant church buildings particularly where so many of them are concentrated in an area of only a few square blocks. The final church that we photographed was actually one that sat right next to where we had parked our car, but somehow we had overlooked it. It seems that after parking, our interest lay solely in visiting the nearby St. Mary's Basilica.
We apologize if we have bored you with our writings and photos of old churches, but one of the great joys that Kathy and I both have when we travel is to visit places and things that reflect the history of our country and in this case, the history of Canada. Clearly in a place like Halifax and its neighboring city Dartmouth, churches and religion have played an important role.
Two final things that Kathy wanted to do today that I will briefly mention. She wanted to visit a Scottish kilt fabric store and a book store. Surprisingly, we found a wonderful kilt store right in downtown Halifax by the name of The Plaid Place. Our goal was to find the kilt pattern used by my Scottish ancestors, the Pattersons. Unfortunately, while we could have ordered a fabric, they did not have anything available in the store relating to the Patterson Clan, and we left empty handed. Following this stop, Garmin helped us locate a bookstore in Dartmouth and Kathy purchased another book to read during our late afternoon quiet hours. Another great day of being tourists while enjoying spectacular weather.