Built in 1880, this lovely orange brick church was originally the site of the first Grout Foundry and Agricultural Works which burned down in 1879. The Grout Foundry was known for the invention of the horse-drawn grape hoe and the sulky plough.
A year after the fire, Charles Woolverton, an experienced farmer of missionary spirit, with only 25 members of his little Bible School on Adelaide Street, built his church. It served the Baptist community from 1881 until 1967 when it was sold to the Pentecostals. The stained glass windows were inserted as a memorial to Charles Woolverton by his son Linus.
Since the late 1980s it has served a more secular purpose as a banquet hall and upscale billiard hall called Different Strokes.
Corner of Mountain Street and Elm Street
Monday - Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
3:00 pm - 11:00pm
Grimsby Historical Society and archives located at the Carnegie Building, available for visit or phone on Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am - 12 noon
Grimsby Historical Society: www.westniagara.com/ghs/map.html Different Strokes billiard hall: www.differentstrokes.ca
Different Strokes Billard Hall
Charles Woolverton Church Building
19 Elm Street
Grimsby Historical Society
Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Tel (905) 309-0796