Evergreen Baptist Church

Title

Evergreen Baptist Church

Church Name

Evergreen Baptist Church

Church Association

N/A

Province

Nova Scotia

County

Annapolis

Address

1941 Stronach Mountain Road, East Margaretsville

Status

Alternative Use

Date

Built 1857

Historical Information

The Evergreen Baptist Church in East Margaretsville, now known as the Evergreen Theatre, was built in 1857. It is typical for its time and resembles many churches that were built along the brow of the North Mountain. This church was built in the Greek Revival Style. It is a one storey wooden structure with a medium pitched gable roof. One of the most catching features of the building is the medallion window placed in the peak of the roof (no longer containing glass), and the other gothic style windows with their rounded tops and label hood mouldings. The building also has Gothic window over the double doors. One unique feature of this building is the windows placed centrally between the side of the front fa├žade and the front doorway. This feature is unique to the building and sets it apart from others in the area.

For the first 140-plus years of its life the building was the Evergreen Baptist Church serving the small community of East Margaretsville. In 1999 its days as a church were ended, and it was offered to the community. A volunteer-built stage, cast-off seating and surplus theatre drapery have transformed the Evergreen into an intimate, acoustically superior-space. After 15 years of successful operations, a new ultra modern addition was added to the left side of the 1857 structure.

Information taken from the Evergreen Theatre Website.

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Citation

“Evergreen Baptist Church,” Atlantic Baptist Built Heritage Project , accessed April 14, 2024, https://atlanticbaptistheritage.omeka.net/items/show/151.

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