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St. Peter's Cathedral
Title : St. Peter's Cathedral St. Peter's Cathedral
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Date of creation : ca. 1890
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 176x148
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

This view of St Peter's Cathedral is from the rear and shows the side and transept. The cathedral at this stage lacks the Lady Chapel, which was built in 1904.

St Peter's Cathedral is built in the Gothic Revival style and is considered an important example of this style in Australia. The design was by English architect William Butterfield, but then modified by Edward Woods of the Adelaide firm of Wright, Woods and Hamilton. It has been constructed from Tea Tree Gully stone and has open supporting arches and several fine stained glass windows. Construction began in 1869 and was completed in 1904 with the consecration of the Lady Chapel.

Related names :

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

Butterfield, William, 1814-1900

Woods, Edward John, 1839-1916

Coverage year : 1870
Period : 1852-1883
Place : King William Road (Adelaide: S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Beaumont, David. St. Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide: processes provenances and architectural schemes, Thesis (B.Arch.St.(Hons.))--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Architecture, 1998

Heritage of the city of Adelaide : an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990

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

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

Reed, T. T. A history of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Adelaide, Adelaide, S. Aust.: Lutheran Publishing House, 1983

Turney, Barbara. Adelaide, city of charm, [Kent Town, S. Aust.]: Axiom Publishing, 1989

Whitehead, John. Adelaide, city of churches, Magill [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986

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