Bluestone with Magnolia

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 |

Julia Ritson

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