Church of Christ - 327-333 Swanston Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Church of Christ: 327-333 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE

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Building Profile

Name : Church of Christ

Location

Address: 327-333 Swanston Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1863
Original use: Church/Cathedral
Current use: Church/Cathedral

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

A Church has occupied this site since 1847. The present building has associations with the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Victoria, particularly with the Reverend James Forbes. Its architect, Charles Webb, was very important in nineteenth century Melbourne. His works include several Churches, of which this is notable example. Form and composition are typical of the Gothic Revival in Victoria. Arcading and mouldings around the front door and the tracery to the west window are interesting features.

History

Architect: Charles Webb




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