11:30 a.m., Oct. 15)
Orléans landmark in need of $5M facelift
By Fred Sherwin
the most recognizable building in Orléans and arguably
the most culturally significant. Im speaking, of
course, about the Paroisse St-Joseph dOrléans
on St. Joseph Boulevard.
Just seven years shy of its 100th birthday, the church
is in need of $5 million in repairs to both to its exterior
to a structural review undertaken by the engineering firm
John G. Cooke & Associates, the churchs masonry
on the east, west and north walls has degraded over the
years and is in need of significant repairs, as is the
interior of the walls. The work will be carried out over
a 15-year schedule, beginning with the south- east corner
and east wall.
fundraising campaign was launched on Sept. 20 with the
goal of raising $5 million over the next five years.
The fundraising committee is hoping to tap into the entire
community to raise the necessary money to preserve and
protect the communitys most important landmark.
enough, St-Joseph dOrléans was built in 1922
to replace the original church which had to be torn down
after 50 years due to structural damage.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business partners.)