The First Church of Otago – designed by Robert Lawson, who won a competition in 1862 to design the church, and upon this success moved to Dunedin from Scotland. Lawson designed a big whack of the more noticeable buildings including Knox Church, Otago Boys High School, Larnach Castle, Dunedin Municipal Chambers (Dunedin Town Hall), Wesleyan Church Stuart St (now the Fortune Theatre), the Seacliff Asylum, the Larnach family crypt in the Northern Cemetary, and the Christchurch Opera House (and this is really to name a few – the rest can be viewed here) Lawson is accredited with defining the Victorian Architecture/Gothic style in Dunedin, which upon viewing that list seems pretty fair. It’s been a while since I have added to my Home Series – long overdue. Driving around town today I found myself stopped by the First Church of Otago – a truly majestic piece of architecture, that casts an image of Dunedin’s building influence almost more than any other building.
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