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04 September 2009

1574 – Basilica de St. Francisco de Asis, Havana, Cuba

The basilica and the monastery of San Francisco de Asis (Saint Francis of Assisi) were built in Havana, Cuba at the end of the sixteenth century (1580-91) as the home of the Franciscan...

03 September 2009

1385 – Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic

The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn (Tà½nskའChrám) dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The spires of this powerful looking Gothic church (with a Baroque interior) can be seen from...

02 September 2009

1844 – Tolbooth St John’s, Edinburgh

Architects: J. Gillespie Graham / Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin A large Gothic church both in architectural style and for its dark brooding presence. A collaboration between local architect J Gillespie Graham and the...

02 September 2009

1835 – St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Edinburgh

Architect: David Bryce A fine facade with tall roundheaded windows masks a good galleried interior with cast iron columns.

02 September 2009

1784 – St Andrew’s & St George’s Church, Edinburgh

Architect: Major Andrew Frazer Originally designed without the fine steeple, the church was built as an eliptical building with fine portico. The steeple was added three years after completion.

02 September 2009

1688 – Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Architect: James Smith Unusual church designed for a displaced Presbyterian congregation when the Abbey Church of Holyrood was converted into a chapel for the Order of the Thistle. The rear elevations are harled...

02 September 2009

1633 – Tron Kirk, Edinburgh

Architect: John Mylne Midway between the Castle and Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile, Tron Kirk has been much adapted over the centuries. Originally it was T-shaped in plan, but it was shortened...

01 September 2009

1880 – Church of St. Peter, Plymouth, Devon

Architect: George Fellowes Prynne The Sanctuary was erected to the designs of George Edmund Street. “The building that has been known by this name for some 40 years was originally built for Rev....

01 September 2009

1873 – St.Gregory’s Church & Monastery, Downside, Somerset

Architect: Dunn & Hansom Perspective View published in The Building News, May 30th 1873. The building was begun in the 19th century, and ended with completion of the nave after World War I....