Cunningham Memorial Catholic Chapel

34 (rear) Angas Street ADELAIDE

Completed in 1922, the Cunningham Memorial Chapel of the Convent of Mercy was built as a memorial to Mother Cecilia Cunningham's parents and is remarkable for its excellence of design and workmanship at a time when craft skills were still highly regarded. The richly detailed surfaces and finishes render this particular building unique in Adelaide. The consistency of detail and the marriage of the old convent building with the new is well carried through, the design being perhaps the finest to come from the hand of Walter Hervey Bagot. No expense was spared in carrying out his design, with its heavily coffered ornate ceiling, superb parquet flooring, richly carved altars and London-designed stained glass windows. [Adapted from S Marsden et al 'Heritage of the City of Adelaide ' (1990) p203]