Architecture of
New South Wales




Public Buildings 




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St Kevin's Dee Why


Architectural time capsules.

Intriguingly, the architecture of some churches reflects the period in which they were built, whilst others recall the styles of earlier times.

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St. Dominic's – Flemington, 1955
A striking design by architects Curtin & Cameron.

St. Brigid's Marrickville, 1921

A very elegant building with more than a touch of Spanish Mission about it. Possibly designed by John Barlow, editor of Art and Architecture.


St Peter Julians
St. Peter Julian's – Haymarket , 1964
By architect Terrence Daly. Unfortunately, recent remodelling has diminished the qualities of the original 1960s interior. Despite this, it remains worth a visit.


St. Agatha's Pennant Hills, 1982


Mosman Uniting ChurchMosman Uniting Church, 1937
Designed by W.N. McPherson. Some finely detailed Art Deco influences. Corner of Belmont and Cowles Roads, Mosman.


St Kevin's – Dee Why, 1961
An adventurous yet very pleasing design by architects Gibbons & Gibbons. An example of concrete formed into unusual shapes.


Main picture: Interior of St Kevin's – Dee Why.

Seventh Day
Seventh Day Adventist Ryde , 1961
Architects: McConnel, Smith & Johnson. A distinctive landmark, it was originally built for the Presbyterian Church.


St Paul's Seaforth, 1961
Designed by Lloyd Wynn of the Anglican Architecture Department.
Quite sparse but beautiful timber detailing inside.


St Mary's – North Sydney, 1930s
A superbly proportioned design by architects Fowell and McConnel – designers of the renowned BMA House in Macquarie Street.


St. James' – Castlecrag, 1960s
By architect John Brindley. Just inside the main entrance is a relief mural by artist Bim Hilder. 184-186 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag.


Our Lady Queen of Peace – Gladesville, 1921



St Nicholas Canberra
St Nicholas – Canberra, ACT, 1966
A modern interpretation of the Greek Orthodox tradition in Kingston, Canberra.

Nearby is the elegant simplicity of St Christopher's Catholic Cathedral.
St Christopher's Roman Catholic Cathedral


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