St Paul’s Cathedral Entrance Doorway, Melbourne


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St Paul’s Cathedral Entrance Doorway, Melbourne


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An image of the entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. Inside the doorway, a set of lightweight stained glass ‘processional doors’ have been installed. Designed by Janusz Kuzbicki, they were intended to keep out city and traffic noise, and to allow the heavy wooden doors of the Cathedral to remain open during the day. For more on the processional doors, see: Around the doorway, a number of the Cathedral’s other distinctive features are visible, including the patterned stonework, lancet windows, stone buttresses and decorative tracery.

About St Paul’s Cathedral:

St Paul’s Cathedral is located at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street in central Melbourne. It was built in a Victorian Gothic architectural style to the design of prominent English architect William Butterfield. The foundation stone was laid in 1880 and the Cathedral was consecrated in 1891. Butterfield oversaw the building remotely until 1884, when he resigned following disputes with the Church authorities in Melbourne. The remainder of the construction was supervised by well-known local architect Joseph Reed. Construction of the Cathedral’s three towers and distinctive neo-gothic spires began in 1926. They were designed by Sydney architect James Barr, and are not in keeping with Butterfield’s more modest original plans.


McEwan, Joanne


25 April 2011


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