St Augustines Catholic Church - 631-651 Bourke Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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St Augustines Catholic Church: 631-651 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE

St Augustines Catholic Church

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Building Profile

Name : St Augustines Catholic Church

Location

Address: 631-651 Bourke Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1869 - 1870
Original use: Church/Cathedral
Current use: Church/Cathedral

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The church is set back approximately 20 metres from Bourke Street frontage constructed in decorated Gothic style of axed bluestone with sandstone dressings. The entrance has Malmsbury stone and is surmounted by a crocketed gable. The exterior has the appearance of a triple nave with the gabled roofs of the aisles and nave springing from the same level. The tower with caps and finials in cut bluestone is the most prominent feature of the Bourke Street . In the interior, the central nave is separated by the aisles with cast iron columns with moulded ribs and the arched cast iron spandrels are filled with ornamental scroll patterns. Above these spandrels an open ivy pattern frieze extends the entire length of the nave on either side. The timber ceiling and closely spaced timber trusses are varnished. The windows include stained glass

History

Architect: T.A Kelly




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