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Chemistry Centre

The building on the corner of Plain and Hay Streets was part of the former State Government Laboratory complex.  It…

Location
100 Plain Street
Year
1952

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St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

This impressive church building was the second St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church built in Perth, the first one built in 1882 on…

Location
36 St Georges Terrace
Year
1882- first St Andrew's Church, 1906-present St Andrew's Church, 1929-McNess Memorial Hall

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Two Attached Houses and Separate House (Newcastle St)

The houses at 219-223 Newcastle Street comprise three single storey brick and iron residences in the Federation Italianate style – two attached (219 and 221) and one detached (223),…

Location
219-223 Newcastle Street
Year
c1896

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Royal King’s Park Tennis Club

From unpretentious beginnings of two asphalt courts and a shed in 1899, the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club became the mecca for tennis in Western Australia…

Location
Kings Park Road
Year
1914- Pavilion, 1926– Members’ Stand and Pavilion, 1935- McGibbon Stand (Association Stand), 1956– Mursell Stand, 1965 – Eastman Building
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House 52 Mount Street

This impressive residence, built in 1892 for Everard Firebrace Darlot and his family, was one of Perth’s first ‘mansions’.  Darlot was a successful pastoralist and politician, serving as a…

Location
52 Mount Street
Year
1892

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Royal Perth Hospital Administration Building

Royal Perth Hospital dates back to 1855 when the first stage of what was then called the Colonial Hospital was…

Location
51 Victoria Square
Year
1894

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Burt Way Buildings (site)

A group of ten blocks of flats, built during the period 1940 to 1954, once lined this section of Burt Way and…

Location
3-8 Burt Way
Year
1940, 1949-50s

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ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA COMPLEX (MAIN GALLERY BUILDING)

The Art Gallery of Western Australia consists of several buildings built at different periods and some originally for other purposes.  There…

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ABC Australian Sound Broadcasting and Television Studios

Built in 1960, the ABC Sound Broadcasting and Television Studios on Adelaide Terrace represented the modernist ideals of Post-War International architecture.  Most people associate the building…

Location
187-193 Adelaide Terrace
Year
1960

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Houses 51-53 Goderich Street

These two small brick houses at 51-53 Goderich Street, East Perth, were built in 1878 and 1881.  Although they were originally constructed as…

Location
51-53 Goderich Street
Year
1878 and 1881

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Houses 257 and 259 Adelaide Terrace

Although separate and quite distinct buildings, former residences at 257 and 259 Adelaide Terrace share similar characteristics and histories which unites them as a unique pair of houses in…

Location
257 and 259 Adelaide Terrace
Year
1888

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Perth Girls’ Orphanage

This building, constructed between 1899 and 1904, was originally the Perth Girl’s Orphanage and was the first purpose-built orphanage built by the Anglican…

Location
108 Adelaide Terrace
Year
1899-1904

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Railway Hotel

Although now only the 1906 façade remains, the Railway Hotel stands on the site of one of the earliest licensed…

Location
138 Barrack Street
Year
1844, 1897, 1906

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Perth Court of Petty Sessions

The Perth Courts of Petty Sessions – also referred to as just the Police Courts – was opened for business…

Location
Cnr Beaufort and Roe Street
Year
1905

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Art Gallery and Museum Buildings (WA Museum Complex)

This group of buildings comprising the Jubilee Building, Hackett Hall, the old Gaol, Government Geologist’s Building and the first State Art Gallery represent many layers of…

Location
5 Francis Street
Year
1855 - Old Perth Gaol, 1897 - Jubilee Building, 1903 - Victoria Public Library (dem), Govt Geologist's Building, 1908 Art Gallery (first), 1913 Hackett Hall, 1972 new museum building (dem)

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Hale School

These buildings were originally built as the School Building (including the Memorial Wing), the Boarding House and a separate Pavilion Classroom for the Perth High School, later renamed…

Location
45 Parliament Place
Year
1914 and 1926

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Wellington Buildings

The Wellington Buildings are an integral component of a precinct of buildings in Perth from the Federation and Interwar periods reflecting the…

Location
150-160 William Street
Year
1910
Styles

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Tom Burke House

The building now called Tom Burke House at 153 Newcastle Street was constructed c.1897 as a terrace providing three prestigious dwellings.  Although it is not…

Location
153 (formerly 191-195) Newcastle Street
Year
c1897

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Chief Secretary’s Office/Public Health Department

Few places of this size can have housed so many civil service departments over its lifetime as a government building.  Built in…

Location
57 Murray Street
Year
1912
Styles

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Victoria Square Cottages

These four modest red brick and iron matching Victorian Georgian style cottages, located just across the road from the dominant element of St Mary’s Cathedral, are a…

Location
23-29 Victoria Square
Year
1897

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St John’s Ambulance Building

This attractive Inter-War Art Deco building was constructed in 1940 as the headquarters for the St John Ambulance Association.  It also…

Location
298-300 Wellington Street
Year
1940

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Royal Perth Hospital: Kirkman House and Moreton Bay Fig Tree

From the time the hospital was established in the 1850s, nursing staff were initially not well-regarded and the poor standard of living…

Location
10-14 Murray Street
Year
1909- Kirkman House, 1926- Extensions

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Theatre Royal and Metropole Hotel

Both the Hotel Metropole and the Theatre Royal were built by local businessman, Thomas George Anstruther Molloy, one of the largest landowners in Perth and also a successful politician, serving as Member for Perth…

Location
637-645 Hay Street
Year
1893 (Hotel Metropol), 1897 (Theatre Royal)

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Royal Perth Hospital: Heritage Precinct

The Royal Perth Hospital Heritage Precinct is home to the first purpose built hospital in Western Australia, opened as the…

Location
51 Victoria Square
Year
1855 Old Colonial Hospital (N Block), 1894 – Administration Building (M Block), 1909 – Kirkman House (Nurses Quarters - K Block), Old Kitchen (L Block), 1923 – Outpatients Extension, 1930 – Cancer Clinic (P Block)

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No. 6 Electricity Sub Station

The No. 6 substation at the corner of Brown and Glyde Streets is an important part of the story of the provision of power…

Location
Cnr Brown and Glyde Street
Year
1924

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Aberdeen Hotel

The history of the Aberdeen Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in Perth, takes in three different buildings that were…

Location
84 Aberdeen Street
Year
1886, 1892, 1897

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Swan Barracks

Opening in 1896, the architect had designed the main entrance of the new military administration offices and drill hall as…

Location
2 Francis Street Street
Year
1896
Styles

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Trinity Uniting Church Group

Trinity Church was designed by Henry Stirling Trigg, the grandson of Henry Trigg who founded the congregation back in 1843.…

Location
St Georges Terrace
Year
1893
Styles

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Wesley Church

Wesley Church is the third church in Perth built to serve the Methodist community. The first chapel was built in…

Location
William Street Street
Year
1870
Styles

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West Australian Rowing Club

The West Australian Rowing Club was founded in 1882, and originally had its boat shed at the end of Barrack…

Location
Riverside Drive Drive
Year
1905
Styles

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