St Mary's Basilica (Catholic) - Invercargill, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
S 46° 24.942 E 168° 21.080
59G E 296452 N 4856354
Quick Description: Historic Catholic Basilica in Invercargill, New Zealand.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/16/2013 8:32:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMG5WH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 1

Long Description:
St. Mary's Basilica once described as the “the prettiest church in Australasia” was built in 1905. The Classically styled church was designed by architect F.W. Petre of Dunedin who had also designed the cathedral in Christchurch. The compact basilica features a dominate dome 37 meters reaching 37 meters above the floor. The church features very beautiful stained glass. The exterior of the dome is copper clad and is noted landmark in the city.

The Basilica is listed as a Category I building on the New Zealand Heritage Register.
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 11/22/1984

Type of history commemorated (short description):
Religious


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Invercargill


Year placed: 1905

Hours of operation:
Day time hours


Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes


Admission fees if any: Not Listed

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