The plaque on the front of the church. The parish was founded in 1895.
The church was completed in 1909, making it the more recent of the three we saw. The impressive spires rise sixty-four meters above the neighborhood, their oxidized copper cladding showing green against a bright blue sky on the day we were there. The church was built with locally quarried limestone.
The impressive facade of St.-Edouard.
The church's bells were manufactured in the Haute-Savoie region of France and installed in the bell towers in 1922. And the organ was built in 1913. In fact, the organ was being played when we walked into the church; the organist was practicing the familiar wedding march. Apparently the church is a popular setting for weddings.
The organ in the northern transept. Can you spot the organist?
The organ music was accompanied by the hum of a vacuum cleaner. A member of the church staff was cleaning a carpet in front of the altar. Since it was Saturday morning, I wonder if they were preparing for a wedding that day?
Ceiling detail in St.-Edouard.
We probably spent about twenty minutes wandering around inside and outside taking pictures before getting back in the car. I had seen a market on our street map and thought it would be fun to check out, so we headed there next.
A not-so-centered photo of the altar and choir of St.-Edouard.