Designed in 1926 by Francis Barry Byrne it was constructed in 1928.
Inside there is a mosiac of Christ behind the alter designed by Emil Frei, Inc and two others by architect Bruce Goff in the side alters. Alfonso Iannelli designed the stained glass windows and the statues of Joseph and Mary.
One of my favourite features was the Art deco baptismal font.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.