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Photograph - Church for the Deaf and Dumb - Jolimont Square, East Melbourne

From the Collection of Vicdeaf Level 4 340 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC

Description
16cmHx27cmW and 21cmHx19cmW
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church, jolimont square
Historical information
The Adult Deaf and Dumb Society of Victoria had long wanted its own place of Worship which was realised when this Church built specifically for the Deaf was completed in the Grounds of Jolimont Square, East Melbourne in 1930. This interdenominational chapel was designed by architects Gawler and Drummond for the Society and completed in 1930 in an unusual Romanesque style, although on a much reduced scale from the original design.
Significance
These photographs are significant as this Church was the first in Australia built speciffically to accommodate the requirement of the Deaf community.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:12AM