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Infiltration Forums > Archived Canada: Alberta / BC > Central Pentocostil Tabernacle (Viewed 1126 times)
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Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
< on 11/19/2006 7:31 PM >
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The triangle shaped building in Edmonton, has anyone been in it after it closed down ??. Apparently they sold it, and its going to be torn down to make way for appt.

It would be nice to see some pics of this place before it gets destroyed, or even go into it before it does.

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 1 on 11/22/2006 4:56 AM >
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Last I heard they were going to save it? Maybe that's changed? I haven't heard anything in a while now.

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 2 on 11/24/2006 12:51 AM >
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It was about a month ago or so I heard that, but still wouldnt mind seeing pics of it

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 3 on 11/24/2006 5:40 AM >
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Another one bites the dust? Hopefully something will happen to save it, seems unlikely at this point though. A hell of a loss architecturally. I mean really, it's a Hemingway. Take photos! Climb all over it and bolt yourselves to the roof in protest, ya never know... Good luck getting in.


Hemingway's architectural legacy deserves city's protection

Weak heritage rules spell destruction for historic Tabernacle buildings

Vital part of city's architecture slated to be razed for condos

Paula Simons, The Edmonton Journal
Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Time is running out for the Central Pentecostal Tabernacle, the pair of remarkable buildings at the corner of 116th Street and 107th Avenue.

The city has issued a demolition permit for the property, allowing the buildings' new owners to knock down two of Edmonton's most striking works of modern architecture to make way for proposed condominiums.

The two church buildings were designed by the late Peter Hemingway, one of Edmonton's most acclaimed and controversial architects.

The Central Pentecostal Tabernacle, designed by the late Peter Hemingway in 1972, is slated for demolition.

John Lucas, The Journal, file

The first, built in 1964, is one of the city's only examples of a building in the International Style pioneered by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, a clean-lined cube of concrete, stucco and gold-green glass. The second is a quietly dramatic pyramid, shingled in red cedar, created by Hemingway in 1972.

Together, they form an arresting modern cathedral. With their strong, unique style, the buildings were loved by some, hated by others, but noticed by all.

The cedar and glass pyramid, in particular, played a huge role in the development of Edmonton's unique architectural style. It was a precursor to Hemingway's signature work, the glass pyramids of the Muttart Conservatory. And those pyramids, in turn, inspired Gene Dub's stunning City Hall. The tabernacle is a vital part of our architectural history -- the basis for the city's two most iconic works of architecture.

For more than 40 years, the tabernacle was home to a dynamic evangelical community, one of the city's most active congregations, famous for its Singing Christmas Tree concerts. But the flock has left the inner city for the suburbs, and sold its Hemingways to developers.

In late August, Hemingway's children, Mistaya and Curt, applied to the city to have the two buildings added to the municipal registry of heritage buildings and protected from demolition.

They won a pyrrhic victory.

The Historic Resources Review Panel, which evaluates heritage buildings, voted to grant the tabernacle heritage status and to place it on the A-list of protected buildings, the highest historic designation the city provides.

But things didn't work out that way. Instead, the city's planning and development department overrode the panel's recommendation, and granted a demolition permit anyway.

"This was not without regret," says Mark Garrett, the city's manager of development compliance. "The planning department recognizes the architectural uniqueness of these two buildings."

So why not protect them?

In part, says Garrett, it's because the city doesn't have a policy in place to protect works of modern architecture.

But the real stumbling block was our city's milquetoast heritage rules -- which make it next to impossible to protect a building from demolition unless the owner consents. And unsurprisingly, the developers who bought the church property weren't inclined to have their condo plans derailed.

"Our procedures rely on persuasion," says Garrett. "We did not have agreement. The owners of the property were considerably down the road in their financial planning."

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 4 on 11/24/2006 7:40 AM >
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Paraphrasing Nov 3rd Edm Journal:

The Central Pentacostal Buildings..... won a temporary reprieve Thursday....
The Subdivision and Development appeal board quashed a demolition permit issued in September....


There is a lot more.. but that decision to revoke is being appealed because Curtis Hemingway, Peter Hemingway's son appealed the permit. GDC, The company who had the permit claims he has no legal right to do so as he does not own or live in the property in question, or any property "near" it.


Since then I haven't heard anything.

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 5 on 11/24/2006 8:45 AM >
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That's awesome, at least there is some hope, and God willing the people in power will see the light. It sure would be cool to scale that roof, straddle the spine, up and over the skylights. Pyramid Power, righteous!

My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 6 on 12/4/2006 4:12 AM >
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Any news or updates? Sniff.

My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 7 on 12/5/2006 12:25 AM >
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Its still standing and snow covers it(would make for one hellova tobogan ride) thats all I know.

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 8 on 12/5/2006 3:25 AM >
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That would be some awesome winter downhill activity alright. Must be awesome inside. Thanks for the good news update. It ain't over till it's over.

My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 9 on 2/4/2007 2:17 AM >
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Its now full of homeless people, IDK how safe it would be to enter this site though too with them there you could try to get in and if you set off an alarm, they could take the heat

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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 10 on 2/4/2007 5:04 AM >
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Thanks for the new update. Sure glad it's still standing. Maybe dress up as a homeless person and infil?

My sister is Charlotte Light and Dark. Who am I?

Farewell and thank you... "I was doing something that I thought could have some impact someday. In many ways, it's really these photographs that kept me going creatively." Dennis Hopper
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Re: Central Pentocostil Tabernacle
<Reply # 11 on 4/24/2007 12:59 AM >
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unfortunately it is no longer standing. The church has now been demolished and will soon be making way for Condo's

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