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Do you know St Paul’s Cathedral?

St Paul’s Cathedral – A majestic Melbourne landmark across from Flinders Street Station, is the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne and Metropolitan of the Province of Victoria.

It was designed by William Butterfield in 1880, a distinguished English architect who never set foot on the site. Hand coloured and drawn plans were sent to Melbourne from England for the construction of the Cathedral.

Butterfield resigned in 1884 after many disputes and delays.

Do you know who took over and completed the work after Butterfield resigned?

Answer: The same architect who was responsible for many notable buildings in Melbourne including the State Library of Victoria (1854), Melbourne Town Hall (1869) and the Royal Exhibition Building (1879). Joseph Reed.

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