Campanile Tower, St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

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Title

Campanile Tower, St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

Subject

Anglican, arch, architecture, brickwork, campanile, church, church building, columns, Congregational Church, Former Independent Church, Independent Church, John Young, Joseph Reed (1823-1890), Lombardic Romanesque style, neo-romanesque, oculus, polychrome, Reed & Barnes, rounded arches, St Michael, tower, Uniting Church, VIC, Victoria, Victorian Romanesque, voussoir, window

Description

A view of the tall campanile tower at St Michael’s Uniting Church in Collin’s Street, central Melbourne. St Michael’s Uniting Church was designed by architectural firm Reed and Barnes in a Victorian Romanesque style. The style has more specifically been described as ‘Lombardic Romanesque’ on account of the polychrome brickwork and campanile style tower pictured here (See, for example, the Victorian Heritage Register: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/#detail_places;721). The polychrome pattern is unusual for a neo-romanesque building, as it was more often found in buildings of gothic design. The church was constructed by John Young between 1866 and 1867, and was originally named The Independent Church. It was renamed in 1977.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

25 April 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Campanile Tower, St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/876.