PYR001S-06.jpg (94175 bytes) Sydney Architecture Images- Pyrmont

Pyrmont Public School (now Pyrmont Community Centre)

architect

William Kemp

location

85 John St.

date

1884-91

style

Victorian Free Classical and Victorian Italianate

construction

brick

type

Education
 
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The main two story block was built 1891-2. It was designed by William Kemp, the NSW Architect for Schools, who was also responsible for the Technical
College Block in Mary Ann St and the Technological Museum in Harris St. As well as education, it provided amenities: it was only at school that many children
were able to have showers and proper baths, and the building of the school gymnasium in 1919 was a boon to the budding champion athletes of Pyrmont. But
from a peak of 650 students in 1920, the number had fallen to 245 in 1933, as houses were demolished for woolstores and flour mills, and the school was closed.

 

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