Excerpt from The Recorder and Times, Saturday, January 19, 1929
THE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE WILL BE DEDICATED
Three Services, Arranged as Opening Tomorrow
MODERATOR IS TO SPEAK
Structure represents an outlay of $14,000 – Work started in September.
he dedication service of the new Pentecostal Tabernacle, situated at the corner of James and Buell streets, will be conducted to-morrow morning at 11 o’clock. Services of an especial nature have been arranged to mark the opening of the Tabernacle, which is a credit to the membership, the pastor Rev J.W. Davidson, and the community.
The new tabernacle, which occupies a commanding site at Buell and James streets corner, is 75 by 34 feet. The erection of the building was instituted in September last and delays totalling five weeks were experienced in securing some needed material.
The building is constructed of concrete, Milton rug brick, and steel. In the basement there is a large Sunday school auditorium which will seat 170 persons, while six classrooms, furnace room, toilets etc. are also laid out in the lower portion of the building.
The main auditorium in the upper, or second storey of the structure, is a comfortable and carefully designed place of worship. Hardwood floors have been laid throughout the building and seats for 350 have been placed in the main auditorium, which also has a large platform and choir loft as well as a baptismal font. The pastors study is also cozily located on this floor.
The lighting, carried out under the supervision of William Henry, makes the auditorium resplendent with adequate light in all portions and the furnishings include a grand piano.
This is the second church which the present pastor has planned and supervised in erection. Mr. Davidson was aided in the erection of the Brockville tabernacle by Arthur Davison, of Toronto University, who executed the blue prints, and in the co-operation of each and every member of the tabernacle.
The entire structure is finished simply, yet in striking manner and the decorative scheme carries out to a nicety the general comfortable appearance of the building.
Donald M Ross executed the contract for the erection of the tabernacle, a place of worship which the pastor and members have every reason to be proud of.