Sunday, 31 August 2014

Balmain, St Augustine's Catholic Church

St Augustine's Catholic Church is located along Eaton Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The heritage listed redbrick and sandstone church with a prominent tower was designed by Albert Edmund Bates and built in 1908 in the Federation Gothic architectural style. It stands alongside the former church which was built in 1851 in sandstone. 

18 comments:

  1. Interesting that the two churches co-exist. I must admit, I like the design/style of the newer one, but prefer the sandstone version.

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  2. Gorgeous church and sky. I love seeing old architecture like this. There is one old church in downtown Knoxville I want to capture soon. I'm thinking I will try this fall when the colors are on the trees. Thanks for visiting Curious as a Cathy

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  3. What an interesting contrast in constructions. The newest one is gorgeous.

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  4. fascinating contrast! Have a lovely day!

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  5. It is interesting that the Catholic Church is more elaborate in building materials and in architectural design than most of the Protestant Churches you have shown, even though they come from the same era-ish.

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  6. A fine building to contemplate!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  7. Looks solid as a rock....

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    1. Blogitse, I agree that it would be great but Blogger doesn't seem to offer that option.

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  8. I don't think I have seen many buildings with brick towers like that.

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  9. I love the style of the church, it has a very imposing frontage. I wonder if the former church is still serving a purpose. Great to see it is still standing.

    Diana

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    1. Diana, it is now being used as the church hall. I have provided a link that shows the interior.

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  10. A very impressive church! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  11. What a beautiful edifice! I love that style of architecture.

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  12. Very interesting architecture. I like the read brick!

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  13. What a pretty church and the shadows are awesome.

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  14. love all the arches.
    sorry i am late commenting ... i have been away. ( :

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