St James Anglican church Queens Square

Early Anglican church which was Australia's tallest structure from 1822 to 1853 The copper steeple is 52 metres high and was part of the modification to the original plans which were for a courthouse on the site.

Milestone
Constructed
1820 - 1822
Position
1819 - 1824
1988
Type

St James Anglican church Queens Square

CC BY-SA 2.0
,
2008

Designed as a court house, St James was made into a church after Commissioner Bigge decided Macquarie's plans for the city were too expensive. One of Sydney's few Georgian-style churches, St James has been extensively modified.