Wesley Church, William Street, Perth, Western Australia ca. 1870-1880By Remembering the Past Australia / March 11, 2022 / Australia / 0 Comments
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives UK.
Wesley Church was the third church in Perth built to serve the Methodist community. Work commenced in 1867, and on 24 October that year, the foundation stone was laid by the late Governor Hampton. The church was designed in the Early English Gothic style by architect Richard Roach Jewell and When opened in 1870 it was one of the most impressive in Perth at the time.
The building was constructed of locally-made brick, with cut stone facings at the corners and capping to the buttresses. The roof was covered with wood shingles. However, due to a shortage of money, they had already spent £3,000, the church was unfinished when it opened, Although the pews were in place, there was no gallery for the choir, nor was there a pulpit. [Heritage Perth]
Showing the Wesley Church, William Street, Perth, Western Australia. Original photo ca. 1870-1880.
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