Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kogarah, Presbyterian Church

This former Presbyterian Church is located in Kensington Street, in the southern suburb of Kogarah. It was built around 1890 in the Victorian Gothic architectural style. It became a church hall when a new Soldiers' Memorial Presbyterian Church was built next to it in 1928. When Kirkplace opened in the office building behind it in 2009, the church became a medical centre and the hall was converted for use by a physiotherapy and sports clinic.

21 comments:

  1. The church really looks lovely and I think that the sunlight that hits the right walls is so inviting.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. That is a cute little former church building, but it is dwarfed by its surrounds. Hydrotherapy sounds pleasant.

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  3. This is kind of sad, isn't it? We can guess at how it might have looked when it was a small local church. But, the neighborhood has changed, and the building has been compelled to change along with it. Progress?

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    1. Yes, the neighbourhood certainly has changed. Being close to a railway station and opposite a regional public hospital, it's now a growing commercial area with a lot of medical centres.

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  4. Gosh this little church looks so out of place amongst the high rises Jim.

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  5. an interesting re-use! thanks for linking in, jim!

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  6. What an adorable church! It looks so small compared to the tall building behind it.

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  7. Lovely church building, but a big sad it is no longer used for that purpose.

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  8. What a delightful and charming little place, thank you!

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  9. What a contrast in construction materials from then to now.

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  10. It looks a little out of place against the skyscraper but is lovely nevertheless.

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  11. That is the first time I've seen a church converted to a sports clinic! I guess the space could work well.

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  12. Hi Jim,
    It's interesting how churches often have many uses over their history.
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  13. At least they didn't tear it down! Nice to see it re-purposed into caring for the physical body instead of the spiritual. Thanks for sharing in InSPIREd Sunday.

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  14. It's a lovely little church building and it is good to see that it will survive all the changes in the neighbourhood!

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  15. i love the fencing in the front. so different. sorry for the late comment. i've been out of town. take care. ( :

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  16. I agree! It's an interesting use for a church but at the very least it's amking full use of the historial buildings in Sydney to give them a new lease of life. So for that I guess I'm buying into the idea.

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