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Brisbane Open House
October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 13, 2019
Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church has been a landmark structure in Brisbane since it was built in 1905. This was the third church for the Presbyterians in Brisbane, the first being on Wickham Terrace dating to 1863. Its 1887 replacement, designed by Willoughby Powell, was resumed around 1900 to allow for the expansion of the Central Railway Station.
An alternate site was acquired and a competition held for the design of a new church. With £100 as the prize money, the competition called for a building of stone or brick, able to seat 500 people, with space for a further 200, an organ, choir stalls, a hall under the church, a vestry, ladies’ parlour, choir room, toilets and a session room. The winning design was by architect George D Payne.