Neo-gothic spire: Brunswick Uniting Church, Victoria

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Neo-gothic spire: Brunswick Uniting Church, Victoria

Subject

arch, architecture, Brunswick, Charles Webb (1821-1898), church, church building, Evander McIver, gothic architecture, gothic revival, lancet arch, lancet window, neo-gothic, Presbyterian church, spire, tower, tracery, VIC, Victoria, Victorian Gothic

Description

A close-up of the contrasting light and dark brickwork used in the construction of the spire for one of the buildings comprising the Brunswick Uniting Church, which is located on Sydney Road in Brunswick, Melbourne. The Brunswick Uniting Church is unusual because two churches stand on the same site. They are of distinctly different appearance but boast similar neo-gothic features, namely the spires and the contrast between a dark building material and the light dressings that frame the pointed lancet windows. The first church, featured here, was constructed in 1865 to the neo-gothic design of well-known architect Charles Webb. It is a bluestone structure with a cream brick spire and cream window dressings. The second church was added in 1885. Designed by architect Evander McIver, it is a brown brick structure with cream dressings and bold, decorative quoins on the corners and buttresses. Both structures were originally built as Presbyterian churches.

Creator

McEwan, Susan

Date

2011

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Neo-gothic spire: Brunswick Uniting Church, Victoria,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 24, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/849.