The Last of St Paul's
This engraving from the Australian Illustrated News (7th November 1885) shows The old St Paul's church during demolition. Wood engraving by F. A. Sleap after a drawing by George Rossi Ashton
The article discusses the history of the old church, that was being demolished as part of the preparations for the construction of the new cathedral.
With the removal of th St. Paul's Church Swanston Street, disapears one of the old landmarks of Melbourne. For nearly a quarter of a century it served all the purposes of its founders, but with the march of improvement, the expansion of the poulation... it has had to give way for a mor spacious and imposing structure the new Protestant Cathedral...