Story: Whanganui region

St John’s churches, Pōrewa

St John’s churches, Pōrewa

Timber and concrete churches stand side by side on Tutu Tōtara, the Marshall property at Pōrewa, in the mid-1920s. Both were designed by Frederick de Jersey Clere. The second church (left) was built from concrete in 1924 as a memorial to John Marshall, who had been killed in France in 1916. The original church was constructed in 1884. It was later demolished – this is the only known photo of the two buildings together.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James M. Anson Collection
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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Buildings and heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19089/st-johns-churches-porewa (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015