The (former) North Adelaide Fire Station was originally a shop, built in 1866. It was designed by Daniel Garlick. It was re-purposed as a Fire Station in 1904, which resulted in major changes to the ground floor. The upper story retains its original features, with French doors, pediments and cantilevered ... Continue Reading »
verandah and balcony Sites
At this site on 11 January 1837, barely two weeks after the Proclamation of South Australia's new colonial government, Colonel William Light began his famous survey to lay out the city of Adelaide and its 1000 saleable lots from a point near what was later known as Town Acre 1. An ... Continue Reading »
This house was built in 1882 for H.L. Ayers for his occupation and remained the home of the Harry Ayers family until 1940. With its great bay windows and its cast-iron trimmed veranda and balcony it was typical of its period and also the most important example. William McMinn was ... Continue Reading »
This was built in 1856 as Sir John Franklin Inn. The verandah and balcony appear to have been added about twenty-five years later. It continues to operate as a hotel more than 150 years later, making it one of the oldest in South Australia.
The current Tivoli Hotel occupies a site that has been associated with entertainment since 1846. The main hotel building facing Pirie Street was designed by Rowland Rees, architect and dates from 1878. The balcony, with its coupled wooden posts and delightful balustrade, rests on carved wood brackets. The hotel at ... Continue Reading »
Originally licensed as the Crown and Anchor Hotel on a site further along Elizabeth Street, the current Cumberland Arms Hotel building dates from 1883 and was designed by H C Richardson for Sir Edwin T Smith brewer and philanthropist. The building has however also been attributed to Rowland Rees as ... Continue Reading »
This was built probably in 1867 on the site of the Eagle Tavern. The Eagle Tavern was opened in 1846 by a Mr Doran, who advertised that he was anxious to serve "families newly arrived in the colony and parties from the bush." The design of the veranda and balcony, in ... Continue Reading »