Friday, March 29, 2013

Coorparoo Uniting Church

The first church to be built in the Coorparoo shire was the Methodist Church constructed in 1886. Here is a photograph of that building from around 1895.
(Photo: State Library of Queensland and John Oxley Library; #172462)

That church was demolished in the early 1950s to enable a new church to be erected in its place. The new building was designed by Alex Trewern and completed in 1952. The second building is still standing, now called the Coorparoo Uniting Church. Here is a current photograph. I like how Trewern retained a link to the looks of the original church.
(Photo: © 2012 the foto fanatic)

A hall was constructed next to the original church building in 1914 - it was extended in 1919 and remains to this day. A current photograph of the hall follows - you can also see here similar styling to the original church building.
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(Photo: © 2012 the foto fanatic)

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