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St. Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide
Title : St. Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide St. Patrick's Church, Grote Street, Adelaide
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Date of creation : 1925
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 203 x 154
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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St. Patrick's Church, Grote Street on 28th February 1925. This church replaced an earlier church of St Patrick's on the corner of West Terrace and Grote Street. When it became too small for the congregation a tender was let for a new church which was dedicated on 15 March 1914. The church is in Grote Street between West Terrace and Burton Street..

The architectural firm of Woods Bagot designed the church, said to be based on the Church of the Holy Spirit in Florence. The basic floor plan is that of a 'basilica'. WH Bagot's original plan included a sacristy and a large dome however these features were not carried out as church funds were limited and construction coincided with the unsettled times before the outbreak of World War I in 1914.


Related names :

St. Patrick's Church (Grote St., Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Bagot, W. H. (Walter Hervey), 1880-1963

Coverage year : 1914
Period : 1914-1918
Place : Grote Street (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990
Creed and architecture [Adelaide: S.A.I.T. School of Architecture and Building, 1970]
Murphy, Mary Attracta, Sister St. Patrick's Church, Grote St. Adelaide, 1845-1975 [Adelaide]: n.p., 1975
Whitehead, John Adelaide, city of churches Magill [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986
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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