Todd Saunders has built remarkable structures on Fogo Island, Newfoundland

I was very impressed with the following correction in a recent New York Times article entitled “The 41 Places to Go in 2011.”

The correction read as follows:

“The cover article on Jan. 9 about the 41 places to go in 2011 gave the incorrect nationality of an architect who is designing a series of artists’ studios in former houses and churches on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, and misspelled his surname. He is Todd Saunders, not Sanders, and he is Canadian, not Norwegian.”

Since reading that passage, I’ve visited several links and have been impressed with photographs of the work that Todd Saunders has done on Fogo Island, Newfoundfland.”

I’ve placed a hold at the Toronto Public Library for the Tilting book mentioned by Todd Saunders.

What to do with churches can be contentious

Local residents often focus on the need to preserve a heritage property. Local congregations may have a slightly different view. Church congregations have been dwindling in numbers for a long time in Canada, as I understand.

A local congregation, with dwindling numbers and rising costs, may adopt a viewpoint that occurs naturally when one is the owner and potential developer of a church property.

Sometimes a solution is found that works for all concerned. I look forward to learning more about how things worked out in the case of the church properties in Newfoundland described in the correction to the article in the New York Times.


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