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Architecture of New South Wales

01 January 2014

1914 – Department of Education, Sydney, Australia

Architect: George McRae Large building covering an entire city block designed by Scottish-born NSW State Architect George McRae, but built in two stages. It’s a six-storey sandstone building with steel and reinforced concrete...

01 December 2013

1925 – Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, George St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Kent & Massie This building was designed by architects Kent and Massie as the headquarters of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. Completed in two stages in 1923 and 1925, it replaced...

12 November 2013

1928 – Commonwealth Bank Building, Martin Pl., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Ross & Rowe “Enormous in scale, containing vast banking halls, and thorough in its Roman allusion, right down to the finest detail, the Commonwealth Bank is a remarkable exercise in stylistic amplification.”...

14 November 2013

1930 – BMA House, 137 Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Fowell & McConnel The BMA Building at 12 stories was one of the tallest built in Sydney during the 1920s. Constructed as medical chambers for the New South Wales branch of the...

14 September 2013

1930 – Grace Building, York St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Morrow & Gordon Designed by Morrow & Gordon for Grace Brothers, the Australian department store magnates, as their headquarters. The building was designed to use the first two storeys in the manner...

15 November 2013

1930 – Plaza Theatre, George St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Eric Heath A heritage listed building designed as a 2000-seat cinema by Eric Heath during a golden age of cinema-going in Australia and was opened on 11 April 1930. In 1977 the...

07 September 2009

1932 – Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Architect: J.J.C. Bradfield It was as early as 1815 that Francis Greenway proposed building a bridge from the northern to the southern shore of the harbour. It took some time for this to...

06 December 2013

1934 – ANZAC War Memorial, Sydney, Australia

Architect: C. Bruce Dellit Designed by C. Bruce Dellit, with the exterior adorned with monumental reliefs and sculptures by Rayner Hoff. The result of an architectural competition – third prize was awarded to...

15 November 2013

1935 – Department of Railways, 17 York St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Budden & Mackey Constructed as the administrative home of the New South Wales State Railways. The new headquarters, on York Street above the recently completed Wynyard Station, facing Wynyard Square, opened in...