St Francis Xavier Cathedral  - Australian Poster

St Francis Xavier Cathedral - 39 Wakefield St, Adelaide SA 5000.

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral is the Oldest Catholic Cathedral in Australia and is located in the heart of Adelaide, South Australia. Positioned in Victoria Square, the building is recognised as a significant Australian work in the Gothic Revival style.

Originally modelled architecturally on Baylard Abbey Church in Yorkshire England. Architect, E. J. Woods supervised the reconstruction of the eastern aisle in 1889 and work including the northern part of the nave and the construction of the tower was done between 1922 and 1926.

Mercury and Sporting Chronicle published an article and included a sketched plan of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Wakefield Street ion 26 April 1857:

“The elegant structure now in course of erection in Victoria Square will certainly far eclipse all other Ecclesiastical edifices here, none of which compare in point of beauty. The full dimensions will be 184 feet in length, 86 feet 6 inches in width and extreme height of the tower 200 feet. As an architectural work it is eminently calculated to stamp Mr Lambeth as the Pugin of South Australia, while its magnitude of dimensions bears most unequivocal testimony to the zeal of our Roman Catholic brethren who, although limited in point of numbers and boasting but few wealthy members in their communion, could venture upon the erection of so noble an edifice. Whatever opinions may be entertained of their peculiar tenets, it is an indisputable fact that throughout the Australian colonies, they exhibit a greater amount of practical attachment both to doctrines and interests of their Church than all the Protestant sects put together, and we desire no better illustration of the beauties of voluntaryism than a comparison of this magnificent temple with the gamboge-coloured dog-kennel in which Mr Stow does the pastoral.”

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  • The St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral poster is a reproduction of an original Photograph.
  • This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  • We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  • Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.

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Australian Photographic Poster - St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide

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