Redemptorist Monastery, Vincent Street, North Perth

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Title

Redemptorist Monastery, Vincent Street, North Perth

Subject

arch, architect, architecture, blind tracery, buttress, Catholic church, cement dressing, church building, Cottesloe limestone, crenellations, ecclesiastical building, entrance, Federation Gothic Style, gable, gothic architecture, James Cavanagh, lancet arch, limestone, Michael Cavanagh, monastery, mullion, neo-gothic, North Perth, Passey Collection, photograph, pinnacles, porch, Redemptorist monastery, Redemptorist Order, religious order, tracery, turrets, WA, Western Australia, window

Description

Two black and white photographs of the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth, Western Australia. These images are part of the Passey Collection, which is held by the State Library of Western Australia. The Federation Gothic style monastery and church buildings were designed by Michael and James Cavanagh for the Redemptorist Order of the Catholic Church, which had been established in WA in 1899. They were opened on 13 September 1903, only a few years before these photographs were taken c.1905. An additional monastery wing was later added in 1912 and a transept and chancel in 1922. The monastery and church were added to the WA Heritage Register in 2006.

A number of neo-gothic features are clearly visible in the architecture. In particular, these include the high gable, lancet arches, entrance porch and large traceried window of the church, the multiple stone buttresses and the pinnacles. The monastery entrance is also distinctive, flanked by two hexagonal columns extending into crenellated turrets.

Creator

Historical Records Rescue Consortium (HRRC)

Source

State Library of Western Australia

Date

c. 1905

Rights

HRRC/State Library of Western Australia

Format

Hyperlinks to photographs

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Citation

“Redemptorist Monastery, Vincent Street, North Perth,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 9, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/301.