It’s basically done!

“The model is basically complete pending comments and suggestions,” says model maker and Thorold resident Alan Daniels of the model of Beaverdams Church he has painstakingly produced.

Northeast corner from the ground

Northeast corner from the ground

It’s taken him well over 300 hours to do so too.

Enjoying a two-week respite from his work in Newfoundland, Daniels describes the most recent work on the model, including completion of the roof’s soffits and fasciae as well as more of the east roof. All the windows on the east side have also now been finished.

Unfinished west facade offers a view into the church and provides insight into the frame construction

Unfinished west facade offers a view into the church and provides insight into the frame construction

Here is a detail of the ventilator in the front gable that would have originally brought air into the attic area:

Fan window detail on front (north) gable end

Fan window detail on front (north) gable end

Daniels’ work has been designed to offer optimal perspectives of the church’s façade as well as its interior before the false ceiling was added in 1879. Thus, viewers can see into the church and observe details like the arrangement of the pews or gain an insight into the construction of the public buildings of this period.

A view of the gallery

A view of the gallery

View from gallery to north end including stairs

View from gallery to north end including stairs

A plexiglass cover and base have been also been made to protect this fine piece of craftsmanship.

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