St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton, WA, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sassainfl
S 28° 46.634 E 114° 36.722
50J E 266878 N 6814355
Quick Description: Roman Catholic cathedral in Geraldton.
Location: Western Australia, Australia
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 9:56:45 AM
Waymark Code: WME62W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Famed architect Monsignor Hawes designed this magnificent building situated on Cathedral Avenue in the heart of Geraldton.

Priest architect John Cyril Hawes arrived in Geraldton in 1915 to take up the parish priest position. He started work on the cathedral straight away. The cathedral's foundation stone was laid in 1916 and the building was completed in 1938.

Today St Francis Xavier Cathedral is regarded as one of Monsignor Hawes finest works. Guided walks through the cathedral are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am. A minimal fee applies. (www.geraldtontourist.com.au)
Type of Church: Cathedral

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1857

Date of building construction: 1/1/1938

Dominant Architectural Style: Mixture of Romanesque and Californian Spanish Mission styles

Archdiocese: Perth

Diocese: Geraldton Diocese

Address/Location:
7 Maitland Street
Geraldton, WA Australia
6530


Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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