St George's Cathedral, 1880 - 1889
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267x222mm. General view of the Cathedral, situated in the western part of the town off Mount Road. Based securely on Gibbs' patterns for churches, the Cathedral is in temple form with a central spire and in general appearance not unlike St Martin in the Fields. Major differences are in the use of the Ionic Order in the portico and in the aedicules, pilasters and porticos on the north and south walls. The steeple is a precise copy of the one designed by Gibbs for a circular church. Designed by James Caldwell of the Madras Engineers and erected by Thomas De Havilland, the church was consecrated in 1816. Photographer unknown, probably John P Nicholas and Co.
- 1880 - 1889
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