Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

Union House

architect

 

location

249 George Street

date

Built- 1919  Demolished- 1975

style

COMMERCIAL PALAZZO

construction

Rendered brick Stone

type

Office
Summary Completed 1918-1919 and demolished to make way for the NAB House/AAPT (ex QANTAS House) windswept complex. I just love the stonework 'n masonry incl. the intricate cornices. Also the lightwell in the middle - sensible design work.
1920 soon after completion (horse and cart)
Union House is the one I would've wanted to remain.
1919 Union House, later Pacific House
first skyscraper in Australia to have 13 floors.
at 54m/180ft,it was one of tallest in australia for quiet some time.
love the lightwellll and mansard roof.
was pulled down in 1975 to make way for qantas/nab dev)-249 george st)
 
The site previously, showing the Union Line Building
Above- the site today.

 

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