Quick Snap: Kitchissippi United Church

Kitchissippi (formerly Kingsway) United Church. April 2014.
Kitchissippi (formerly Kingsway) United Church. April 2014.

1967-10-23-Picture-Page-38Now Kitchissippi United, this midcentury church began life as the Kingsway United Church. The congregation, which was mostly comprised of Parkdale United members, kicked off a fundraising campaign in November 1947. Fresh from his securing the runner-up slot in housing design competition in Atlanta, Ottawa architect Watson Balharrie was retained for the design.

The sod turning ceremony took place in July of 1948. Balharrie is pictured to the left. Source: Ottawa Journal, July 3, 1948.
The sod turning ceremony took place in July of 1948. Balharrie is pictured to the left. Source: Ottawa Journal, July 3, 1948.
A 1977 profile of Kingsway United. Source: Ottawa Journal, May 14, 1977.
A 1977 profile of Kingsway United. Source: Ottawa Journal, May 14, 1977.

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