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Imp On Exterior Of Former Lincoln County Registry Office

Have you ever noticed the little Imp along the roof line of the Old Lincoln County Registry Office in St. Catharines?

Lincoln Imp in St. Catharines Ontario

The story starts in the 14th Century with Satan sending 2 imps to the Lincoln Cathedral in England to cause trouble. The Imps started by smashing up tables and chairs and destroying the Angel Choir. One of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at an angel but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone and this gave the second imp a chance to escape. The first Imp still sits high above the Cathedral while the second Imp was never found. There are several versions to the story and no one will ever know what really happened.

Local architects Arthur Nicholson and Robert Macbeth decided to include a similar Imp in the buildings design.

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  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve noticed the imp before as ive driven through downtown, but its good to know the history of it.

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