The National Trust of Australia (WA).

A community based heritage organisation in Western Australia

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Newspaper House, 125-131 St. Georges Terrace, Perth is not as old as you might think; it was built in 1930-32, and Classified by the Trust in 1987. These pictures capture the last days of the West Australian newspaper operating from the premises. The modern facade of this building won the Street Architectural Medal and the RIBA Bronze Medal. The building is historically significant as the former headquarters of The West Australian newspaper, which is heir to the state’s first newspaper. The premises consist of a four storey steel framed office building, with a barrel vaulted arcade and a public hall which was once considered “without peer in W.A.” The facade is of considerable streetscape value and relates strongly to the adjoining buildings in terms of style, scale and colour and texture of materials. The facade is rendered except for the stone finished centre arch which forms the entrance to the arcade and hall.

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