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Gawler Place
Title : Gawler Place Gawler Place
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Creator : Gall, Ernest, photographer
Date of creation : 1899
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 235 x 190
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

The former Congregational Chapel in Gawler Place was used for a variety of purposes after the building of Stow Memorial Church in Flinders Street in 1867. By the late 19th century it was in the hands of the manufacturing firm A Simpson and Son, who added corrugated iron extensions either end of the building. In 1925 Simpsons planned to demolish the building and erect a more modern building better suited to their needs.

The first Congregational Chapel in South Australia was a provisional structure erected in early 1838 on Town Acre 5, on North Terrace. It was constructed of pine logs and reeds with a tent forming the interior. A design for a more permanent structure in Freeman Street (now Gawler Place) was undertaken by George Strickland Kingston with the land being donated by Mr John Brown in 1838, and the chapel was completed in November 1840.
After a number of uses and occupants, finally in 1987, the chapel site was subsumed into the ING building development at 45 Pirie Street.
Related names :

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

Kingston, George Strickland, 1807-1880

Stow, Thomas Quinton, 1801-1862

Coverage year : 1899
Period : 1884-1913
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
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