Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blog Guelph: Matthew Bell - Life Carved in Stone


Churchfront, originally uploaded by cool-baby.

This will be the third set in the three part series about one of Guelph's talented stonemasons, Matthew Bell. My thanks go out to photographer Cool Baby for feeding me this incredible story.

To view part one and two of the Matthew Bell series, please check through the January archives by clicking on the link in the right hand sidebar. Part one appeared on January 15th. Part Two was posted on January 17th.

Matthew Bell carved the front of The Church of Our Lady Immaculate.

In my opinion, this in itself more than sums up Matthew Bells impact on our community.

There is a myth that he died from a fall while working on the church but there is nothing to support that story in the historic archives of the church or the Guelph Mercury.

Sue Richards



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