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Architecture of Australia

29 June 2010

1889 – Customs House, Brisbane, Australia

Architect: John Petrie In November 1884, the Treasurer issued instructions to prepare plans for a new Customs House that would “combine convenient facilities with a beautiful appearance from Queen Street as well as...

07 September 2009

1889 – Sydney Town Hall, New South Wales

Architect: John H. Wilson, Edward Bell, Albert Bond, David McBeath In architectural style, the Sydney Town Hall is French Second Empire, deriving inspiration for its motifs, roofscapes and elaborate interiors from the Louvre...

05 January 2014

1891 – General Post Office, Martin Pl., Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet Designed by colonial architect James Barnet, the building was constructed in stages from 1866 to 1891. Barnet’s building features a neo-classical sandstone facade, with a colonnade running around the building...

31 July 2009

1891 – House at Melbourne, Australia

Architect: Robert Mortimer

11 January 2014

1892 – The Strand Arcade, Sydney, Australia

Architect: John B. Spencer & Charles E. Fairfax Named after The Strand in London, a smart and fashionable shopping street, Sydney’s Strand Arcade opened in April 1892. Today it still retains the small...

01 January 2014

1894 – Department of Lands Building, Bridge St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: James Barnet / Walter L. Vernon Block bound by Bridge, Loftus, Bent and Gresham Streets and constructed in two stages by State architects James Barnet and his successor Walter Liberty Vernon. The...

21 December 2013

1898 – Former Health Department, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Walter L. Vernon The Federation Free Style building is a three storey plus basement brick former office building constructed on a steep site on what is a prominent Macquarie Street corner. The...

13 November 2013

1898 – Point Perpendicular Lighthouse, Jarvis Bay, NSW, Australia

Architect: Charles Harding Point Perpendicular was chosen in September 1883 as a site for a new lighthouse by Colonial Architect James Barnet and Captain Francis Hixson of the Marine Board. Designed by James...

04 January 2014

1898 – Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, Australia

Architect: George McRae Occupying an entire city block, with four monumental and elaborate facades in a Richardsonian Romanesque style. It was originally designed as a shopping arcade – a function it retains today....