St Mary's Catholic Church

Location

240 - 256 Main Street, (Cnr Pyke Street) BAIRNSDALE, EAST GIPPSLAND SHIRE

File Number

B4459

Level

Regional

Statement of Significance

One of the most remarkable of the red brick Roman churches by the architect A A Fritsch, begun in 1913 and extended in 1937, combining Romanesque and Byzantine external features such as a wheel window and a dome surmounting the unusually tall tower, but distinguished most of all by the remarkable decorative scheme over the whole of the barrel-vaulted interior in the form of paintings of mediocre quality but in overwhelming profusion, executed by the Italian Francesco Floreani in 1931-4 and after the extension of the building.
Classified: 21/06/1984

Group

Religion

Category

Church