#StJohnsToorak has this amazingly huge spire/tower, attached to an otherwise very low roofed not that big church, with small small windows and doors, the roofs coming way down - I thought maybe the spire was added later to compensate for the small scale but no apparently it’s based on the original 1859 #WilliamWardell design, though … Continue reading St Johns Toorak, Pugin-esque Gothic Revival downunder.
Inside #StJohnsToorak, nave completed 1860, designed by #WilliamWardell, and its kind of small and intimate, and rather dim - had to brighten up all the pics ! Only has small highlight windows and very low aisles. Found a 19thC photo of the interior (very rare), showing great Gothic style brass chandelier things, possibly gaslit, which … Continue reading St Johns Toorak, great Louis Williams additions to Wardell’s only Anglican Church.
#StJudesCarlton, one if the earliest #LombardicRomanesque (actually #GothicRevival) #polychromebrick designs by #JosephReedArchitect. It was a great statement by the Anglican community in the 1860s (built 1866-1870), though they didn’t have enough to finish the tower. The parish have just redone all the #tuckpointing and they’re going to build a new entrance at the back end, … Continue reading St Jude’s, Carlton
#StGeorgesPresbyterian, Chapel Street #EastStKilda, designed by #AlbertPurchas and built in two stages, nave and tower 1877, transepts and sanctuary 1880. Most interesting thing Purchas did in his long career from the 1850s to the 1890s. Here he’s taken Joseph Reed’s #LombardicRomanesque and applied it to a #GothicRevival form, but with the stripes that Butterfield liked, … Continue reading St George’s Presbyterian, East St Kilda