Thinking about bricks and places of prayer I was reminded of this lovely bluestone tower that is the remains of St Patrick’s College in East Melbourne. The school was run by the Jesuits from 1854-1968.
Most of the College was demolished in the 1970s to make way for the Yuncken Freeman designed St Patricks Presbytery.
| St Patricks, Patrick Scanlan, Bluestone East Tower, 1854 |
Many attempts were made to stop the closure and demolition of the college. The National Trust was only able to save this bluestone tower.
And what a pretty picture it makes against the cathedral.
| View to St Patrick’s Cathedral |