Catholic Parish of Sts Peter and Paul - cnr Dorcas and Montague Street. PORT MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Catholic Parish of Sts Peter and Paul: cnr Dorcas and Montague Street, PORT MELBOURNE

Catholic Parish of Sts Peter and Paul
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Building Profile

Name : Catholic Parish of Sts Peter and Paul

Location

Address: cnr Dorcas and Montague Street
City: PORT MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3207


Construction Details

Built: 1872 - 1879
Original use: Church/Cathedral
Current use: Church/Cathedral

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

St Peter and Paul's is an imposing bluestone church built in two stages, the first of which was designed by T. A. Kelly and built in 1869-72, and the second was the transepts and sanctuary of 1912-13. The western facade is somewhat French in character and incorporates an elaborate traceried rose window, portal and tower base, and triangular nave clerestory windows comparable with those of St. Mary's Geelong, also designed by Kelly. The eastern sections, also vaulted in plaster, are of a simpler style than the nave, and incorporate carved marble fittings and attractive stained glass but have been diminished by recent liturgical changes

History

Architect: T.A Kelly


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