Heritage Places

Heritage Place Details

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Address 46 Main Street LOBETHAL
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Adelaide Hills Council
Polygon Type P - parcel (from DCDB)
Details (Known As) St John's Lutheran Church & Museum (former 1845 College and Seminary)
Registered Name Lutheran Church and Museum (former Seminary)
Significance St John's Church was dedicated in September 1845 and remains as one of the oldest Lutheran churches in South Australia. The church and the nearby former College and Seminary, are associated with one of the earliest German settlements in the State, with the history and development of the Lutheran church in South Australia, and with the efforts of the pioneering Pastors August Kavel and Gotthard Fritzsche. The Lutheran College and Seminary, a one room pug building, was constructed in 1845. It was used by Pastor Fritzsche to train students for the ministry and was the first such seminary in the Southern Hemisphere. It now stands within a modern building, the Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum of 1962, and is an interesting and early example of a building being preserved by having another built around it. (HSA 1/2000)
Subject Index Religion - Church (Christian); Religion - Seminary; Recreation and entertainment - Museum
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 09-FEB-1995
LGA Adelaide Hills
State Heritage ID 11689
Heritage Number 15243
Section 16 a - it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history
f - it has strong cultural or spiritual associations for the community or a group within it
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5496/135 F10337 A264


While due care has been taken to ensure that the SA Heritage Places Database accurately reflects the South Australian Heritage Register and listings of Local Heritage Places in Development Plans, the State of South Australia does not accept liability for the use of the SA Heritage Database for any purpose. Users should consult the Department for Environment and Water - Heritage South Australia to confirm the listing of State Heritage Places and the relevant Development Plan for Local Heritage Places/Contributory Items.

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