19 Apr 2015

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

It was a bit of an iffy day, but we managed to keep the rain away. We went and sketched St Andrew's Church on Liardet Street in New Plymouth. Not an easy task!

Here is my sketch:

St Andrew's is a traditional English Gothic revival church. The foundation stone was laid by Rev. Professor W.Hewitson on 1 August 1931.The architect was Frederick de Jersey Clere and the builders were Boon Bros. The cost including land,buildings and furnishings was £12,390.
It was opened and dedicated on the 16th of April 1932 by the Rev. Professor W. Hewitson.

The only major alteration has been the modern entrance hall to the north, officially opened in November 1979.

The church is a prominent city landmark on the corner of Courtenay and Liardet Streets. It has been transformed in recent years thanks to a major restoration project.

Reference: http://ketenewplymouth.peoplesnetworknz.info/taranaki_churches/topics/show/970-st-andrews-church-new-plymouth

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