St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton, WA, Australia
Posted by: 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
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
Diocese: Geraldton Diocese
7 Maitland Street
Geraldton, WA Australia
Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed
Relvant Web Site: Not listed
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