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Architecture of Australia

15 November 2013

1910 – The Mitchell Library, NSW Library, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Walter L. Vernon Work on the Mitchell Wing began in 1906 and finished in 1910 based on designs prepared by Walter Liberty Vernon, the Head of the Government Architect’s Branch. The Mitchell...

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.”...

08 September 2009

1929 – Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria

Architect: Peter Kerr In the early 1850s a competition was held for a design for the building, but all the entries were rejected and the government architect, Charles Pasley, came up with a...

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...

08 September 2009

1930 – Brisbane City Hall, Queensland

Architect: Hall & Prentice The City Hall was once the tallest building in Brisbane. Designed by Hall & Prentice, the foundation stone was laid in July 1920, and it was opened in 1930....

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...