Sydney Architecture Images- Gone but not forgotten

Colonial Mutual Life Association Building

architect

No info available.

location

George Street (opposite Martin Place)

date

Built-  1889  Demolished- 1970

style

Victorian Italianate

construction

Rendered brick Stone

type

Office
Summary Site- George Street (opposite Martin Place) This one was a loss. The Colonial Mutual Life Association Building. It was Sydney's first to use the "skyscraper technique" and was completed in 1889. At the time it had the highest roof in sydney at 102ft! or 31m with 6 storeys equipped with fastest lifts!
 
Above- on the site today.
 
Gorgeous ornate details and statues etc. It was located opposite the existing Societe General on george st/Wynyard st. Replaced with 1970 box BNZ bank (demolished 2014).





Mutual Life Assoc (GEORGE/BARRACK) -SYDNEYS TALLEST IN 1889

 

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