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  • 1 Eastern Orthodox

    This style of religious architecture was inspired by the Orthodox churches of eastern Europe, Russia, Greece and the near east. Typified by simple and compact massing, domes (onion domes are common), thick wall architecture, intersecting barrel vaults and plain exteriors. The interiors are often highly decorated, including icons, murals and other artwork. Eastern Orthodox architecture is often referred to as Byzantine Revival. Eastern Orthodox places of worship, however, are not typically as wide and do not necessarily have a Greek Cross central plan. Eastern Orthodox can also refer to more superficial applications of eastern architectural details to forms that are more traditionally western European. Examples of Eastern Orthodox architecture can be found throughout the province. Eastern Orthodox places of worship began to appear in Ontario in the 1920s and 1930s, though the majority of them were built in the 1950s and 1960s, as eastern European communities became more established in the province.

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