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Scots' Church

Identification

Scots' Church
Scots Church
138504

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Facts

  • The spire was hit by lightning in 1930 and the original height had to be restored after the loss of 12m of the top.
  • Melbournes tallest structure from 1874-1879.
  • Dame Nellie Melba started out singing in Scots' Church choir; her funeral was held in the church.
  • Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has worshipped at the church twice - in 1961 and on a second occassion in 1983.
  • Australia's tallest structure from 1874 to 1879.
  • The church was the state of Victoria's first Presbyterian church.

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Location

140-154 Collins Street
140-154 Collins Street and Russell Street
3000
Melbourne
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

Technical Data

209.97 ft
209.97 ft
1873
1874

Involved Companies

Reed & Barnes

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