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Photo: Sharon Temple National Historic Site Ontario Canada

Designed by a religious leader and constructed between 1825 and 1832, the Sharon Temple in Ontario was saved from demolition and designated a National Historic Site of Canada.

This elegant structure, the Sharon Temple was erected in 1825-32 by master carpenters Ebenezer and John Doan and is now a National Historic Site situated in Ontario, Canada. It was constructed to the plans of religious leader David Willson and stands as a testament to the faith and good works of the Children of Peace.

The plans designed by David Willson were inspired by Biblical descriptions of Solomon's Temple and the New Jerusalem. The square plan symbolizesd the sect's egalitarian beliefs and cooperative principles. Once a month and on holidays, the Sharon Temple was the scene of music filled ceremonies.

David Willson was born in New York State in 1778, but was disowned by the Society of Friends (Quakers). He established hereabouts the Children of Peace (Davidites) in 1812 a small sect which retained some Quaker mysticism while placing great emphasis on ceremony, music, and practical education. ... continue below the picture...



Sharon Temple National Historic Site Ontario Canada

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Most Davidites were strong political reformers and several joined Mackenzie's force in the rebellion of 1837. Following Willson's death in 1866, the strength of the sect diminished and the last service was held at the Sharon Temple in 1886.

The temple's rescue from demolition in 1918 by the York Pioneer and Historical Society is an early example of historic conservation in Canada.

Sharon Temple, National Historic Site, in the town of Sharon, Ontario, Canada. Building was completed in 1832.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 43mm.

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Sharon Temple National Historic Site Ontario Canada
Designed by a religious leader and constructed between 1825 and 1832, the Sharon Temple in Ontario was saved from demolition and designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
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