Eiffel (of Tower Fame) Church

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Most of you know that the Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, but there is more to the story...

Next to the Tower, Gustav Eiffel also built a steel church. The two buildings jointly won the first prize for exhibits at the fair. After the fair was over, the church was dismantled and the parts were taken to Belgium. Then El Boleo, a French mining company, purchased the parts and shipped them on a sailing ship to Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where they had a copper mining operation.

The curch was re-assembled in Santa Rosalia in 1897, where it is still in use today.

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Seen on our trip to Baja California in April.
Bob & Nan
 
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I did not think about it when I started this post, but of course the sailing ship (which probably carried the copper from the mining operation back to France) would have sailed around Cape Horn. The Panama Canal did not open until 20 years later. That would have been quite a trip!

Bob & Nan
 

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