Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Newtown, shops

These heritage listed buildings are located along King Street, on the corner of Whateley Street, in the inner city suburb of Newtown. The three-storey C. Whatley commercial building was built in 1887 in the Victorian Free Classical architectural style. It now houses a Vietnamese restaurant and a travel agent. The two-storey former Government Savings Bank of New South Wales is a representative example of a Federation Free architectural style commercial building. It now houses a liquor shop.

11 comments:

  1. You have made me think I should take a trip to Newtown. It looks so much more interesting in your photos than when I'm driving through it, stuck in traffic.

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    1. Lyn, sometimes we have to pause and take in our surroundings that we might take for granted in our busy everyday lives.

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  2. I prefer the Federation Free style over the Victorian Free Classical style because the former looks Australian to my eyes. But I am so glad both are heritage protected.

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  3. So often modern architecture lacks some of the classic touches that make historic buildings like this so special.
    Nice shot.
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  4. I love the architecture and am glad that it's appreciated and protected.

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  5. Nice details! Would like to see these building from up close.

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  6. I absolutely love old architecture. The details are so beautiful.

    Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

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