Posts tagged Built heritage
Posts tagged Built heritage
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Lefroy Street (cnr. Lindsay Street), Coolgardie; though the builder and designer are not known to the Trust; the Trust Classified the place in 1976. A Romanesque style building built of red brick with stucco dressings and a corrugated iron roof. The first St. Mary’s Church was built in 1892 of iron and unlined. It was replaced by the present church in 15 June 1902 and was opened by Bishop Gibney.
Ambassadors Theatre during demolition, 1972.
Perth has lost so many amazing theatres.
Capitol, Prince of Wales, Theatre Royal, Plaza, even the Playhouse.
Pingelly Town Hall, cnr of Parade and Hall St, Pingelly, was built in 1907, and Classified by the Trust in 1983 The Town Hall is a good example of a public building constructed in the early 20th century to meet the social needs of a small country town.
The main building is a rectangular structure, and built of locally made bricks. The steeply pitched gable roof is covered with corrugated iron and the roof abuts brick gable parapets which at the rear are curved to reflect sections of curved bullnosed roofing. The side brick walls are divided into bays by a series of buttresses. The exterior design demonstrates the Federation Free Classical style applied as a decorative facade. This is expressed in the arched openings, a pediment and the Corinthian capitals adorning the engaged piers. Arches are repeated in the interior design.
Just waiting for my bus home looking at another beautiful piece of Freo architecture. #Fremantle #beautifulbuilding
Great pic. This heritage place, at 179 High St, Fremantle, was Classified by the National Trust in 1974.
Built in 1942-43 in Yanchep National Park, Yanchep, these are two Nissan Hut shaped buildings of off-form concrete, with rear exhaust chamber and chimney and rear concrete pit and drains. They were built during the war when the armed services took over the Park and the R.A.A.F. occupied the Yanchep Inn and Gloucester Lodge. They stand about 50 yards apart.The bunkers are important as one of the remaining links with activities during WWII when Yanchep National Park was taken over by the armed forces. The Trust Classified the huts in 1987.
Commissioner of Native Affairs after A O Neville, Mr F Bray did not manage to keep as tight a reign of control over the department, illustrated by an anecdote about him being ‘chased through the corridors…by an irate Aboriginal woman with the fire hose, its canvas loops unrolling behind her, intent on giving Mr Bray a good hiding’.
Pat Jacobs Mister Neville: a biography, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1990, p 271
A unique city building is using the City of Perth Heritage Incentive Program to establish a fund to maintain their valuable asset into the future.
(1) Local builder George Stonell has been helping out at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill for nearly half a century.
(2) NTWA Conservation Officer Eric Hancock inspects the roof structure during documentation of the re-roofing work at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
(3) Removal of the roof slates at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill reveals evidence of a fire which destroyed the original building on Easter Sunday 1870.
(4) On the right original Welsh slate and on the left slate salvaged from the wreck of the James Matthews, used to repair the roof at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
(5) Nigel Carter and Eric Hancock inspect the newly arrived Welsh slate, sourced from the same quarry as the original roof slate at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill.
In 1912 the concept of ‘Miasma’ was the theory that foul air carries germs. Good public building design ventilated rooms well to remove disease-carrying air. This ventilation system was found intact after modern ceilings were recently demolished at 57 Murray St.
This pair of handmade boots was found under the floor at 57 Murray St. Similar concealed footwear has also been found at Woodbridge and the Royal George Hotel. Australian architectural historian Ian Evans has suggested that ‘the use of personal items, such as shoes and garments with their close association with particular persons, served as lures to decoy evil beings into voids from which they could not escape.’