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Gawler Place
Title : Gawler Place Gawler Place
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Date of creation : 1923
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 104 x 57
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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The former Congregational Chapel, Gawler Place, Adelaide. This chapel was designed by George Strickland Kingston and opened in 1840. It was replaced in 1867 by the larger Stow Memorial Church in Flinders Street, now renamed Pilgrim Church. Thomas Quinton Stow, South Australia's first Congregational minister served in Adelaide for 19 years. He died in July 1862 in Sydney, but was buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide and his name was commemorated in the new church. With the opening of the new and larger church the old chapel served a variety of tenants.

In 1923 A Simpson and Son occupied the site. Simpsons was a long established and successful business, best known more recently for Simpson washing machines and other whitegoods. The chapel was subsumed within the site of 45 Pirie Street sometime in 1987 when the ING Building was erected.
Related names :

Freeman Street Congregational Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Kingston, George Strickland, 1807-1880

Stow, Thomas Quinton, 1801-1862

Coverage year : 1923
Period : 1919-1927
Place : Gawler Place (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Page, Michael F Sculptors in space: South Australian architects 1836-1986 [Adelaide, S. Aust.]: Royal Australian Institute of Architects (South Australian Chapter), 1986

Jensen, Elfrida Colonial architecture in South Australia: a definitive chronicle of development 1836-1890 and the social history of the times Adelaide: Rigby, 1980

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