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St Peters Cathedral
Title : St Peters Cathedral St Peters Cathedral
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Date of creation : ca. 1920
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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St. Peters Cathedral

St Peters Cathedral photographed in about 1920. The interior of the cathedral is typically restrained in keeping with other Anglican church interiors and reflects the conservatism of colonial Adelaide. The costs of the building were met by the Adelaide establishment including Sir Thomas Elder and Robert Barr Smith and many others over the years.

The original design of St Peter's Cathedral was undertaken by English architect William Butterfield who favoured brick with extensive coloured banding and polychrome work, a style in vogue in England at the time. However, Bishop Short insisted on a stone finish. In order for this to occur Bishop Short purchased Butterfield's plans. These were revised twice by local architect EJ Woods from the firm Wright, Woods and Hamilton.

Related names :

St. Peter's Cathedral (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Woods, Edward John, 1839-1916

Butterfield, William, 1814-1900

Coverage year : 1920
Period : 1919-1927
Place : King William Road (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Whitehead, John Adelaide, city of churches Magill [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986
Creed and architecture [Adelaide: S.A.I.T. School of Architecture and Building, 1970]
Beaumont, David St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide: processes provenances and architectural schemes
Thesis (B.Arch.St.(Hons.))--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Architecture, 1998
Reed, T. T A history of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Adelaide Adelaide, S. Aust.: Lutheran Publishing House, 1983
Morgan, E. J. R Early Adelaide architecture 1836 to 1886 Melbourne, New York: Oxford University Press [1969]
Page, Michael F. Sculptors in space: South Australian architects 1836-1986 [Adelaide, S. Aust.]: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), 1986
Turney, Barbara Adelaide, city of charm [Kent Town, S. Aust.]: Axiom Publishing, 1989
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