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St Leonard's Church (Former)

Now the showroom of family-run auctioneers Lindsay Burns & Company, the former St Leonard's Church lies on King Street in central Perth. The Neo-Classical edifice was built 1834-36 as a Chapel-of-Ease by local architect William MacDonald Mackenzie (1797 - 1856). Comprising a rectangular box with an Italian Renaissance facade executed in polished ashlar, with three tall narrow doors. Centrally placed above the middle door is circular tower modelled on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. The building was modified in 1891 with the addition of an apse to the west.

Inside, there are two levels; a gallery supported on narrow cast-iron columns has been extended into an upper floor, while the large open space is ideal for presentation of the auctioneers lots. There is fine stained glass including patterned glass from the 1830s and sacred scenes by Jones & Willis of Birmingham.

The building is now surrounded by its car park.


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