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Architecture of Sydney

14 November 2013

1849 – Former Treasury Building, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Mortimer Lewis & Walter L. Vernon Now subsumed into a large modern hotel complex l, this former government office was built in two stages, beginning with the Treasury (the Bridge St corner)...

14 November 2013

1938 – 99 Macquarie Street, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Budden & Mackey An elegant example of inter-war design by Budden & Mackey, the style is classical with an art deco influence. Constructed as the Department of Motor Transport and Tramways, then...

14 November 2013

1845 – Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, Australia

The atmospheric interior of Christ Church has developed and changed over the years since consecration in 1845. It remains a work in progress with numerous architects contributing, most notably colonial architect Edmund Blacket...

14 November 2013

1835 – St. Brigid’s Church, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Situated in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct, St Brigid’s is the oldest surviving place of Catholic worship in Australia. Governor Richard Bourke approved the site and building plan in 1833: “for a Roman Catholic...

14 November 2013

1856 – Water Police Court, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Edmund Thomas Blacket Policing Sydney’s harbour was the task of its Water Police. This court house and adjacent police office was built from Bennelong Point sandstone to the design of Colonial Architect...

14 November 2013

1939 – AWA Tower, York St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Morrow & Gordon The AWA Tower was designed by architects Morrow and Gordon from 1937–1939 and became one of the most notable commercial buildings of Sydney. With its geometric Art Deco design,...

13 November 2013

1977 – Town Hall House, Kent St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Ancher Mortlock & Woolley Opened on 28 June 1977, as an annex building to the City Hall and replaced an earlier building which housed the Sydney County Council’s Electricity Department and sales...

13 November 2013

1888 – House, Bellevue, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Maurice B. Adams Design for front entrance porch to a house in Bellevue, Sydney. Bellevue is an affluent neighbourhood with many fine examples of domestic architecture. Published in The Building News, March...

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.”...