Sydney Architecture Images- Central Business District

Former City House

  See also Holyrood, Strathfield

architect

George Allen Mansfield

location

164-166 Pitt St, Sydney.

date

1893

style

Victorian Mannerist

construction

Variation of motifs such as the Palladian window.

type

Bank
 
 
 
 
City House, 164-166 Pitt St, Sydney, NSWPhotographs:
List: Register of the National Estate
Class: Historic
Legal Status: Registered (11/08/1987)
Place ID: 14045
Place File No: 1/12/036/0556

Statement of Significance:
A flamboyant late Victorian sandstone facade once typical of many important city buildings. Forms part of a cohesive Victorian Edwardian streetscape in Pitt Street south of King Street. It is the work of prolific late Victorian architect G A Mansfield in the style adopted by him for important inner city locations.

Description:
Constructed in Baroque style with tower and turreted roof now demolished. The remaining five floors above street level are sandstone with Corinthian pilasters, deeply recessed window reveals and projecting cornices all elaborated with much carved work.

Condition and Integrity:
Facade has been altered at ground floor level.
Location:
164-166 Pitt Street, Sydney. Part of Pitt Street Group.
Bibliography:
HERMAN, M. THE ARCHITECTURE OF VICTORIAN SYDNEY.

 

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links

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