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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
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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
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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
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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
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Young Australia League

The Young Australia League (YAL) building in Murray Street was erected in 1924 as both a headquarters for the League…

Location
45 Murray Street Street
Year
1922

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St John’s Lutheran Church

St John’s Lutheran Church was the first building in Perth to be constructed of laterite stone. Erected in 1936, the…

Location
16 Aberdeen Street
Year
1936
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St George’s House (Cardigan House, Bishops Grove, Ingle Hall, The Terrace Hotel)

What is now the Terrace Hotel was originally built as five houses to provide a regular income for Perth’s Anglican…

Location
235-237 St Georges Terrace
Year
1892

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St George’s Hall Facade (St. George’s Theatre (fmr))

St George’s Hall was the first purpose-built theatre in Perth, opening in 1879. Designed for solicitors Septimus Burt and Edward…

Location
500 Hay Street
Year
1879

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St George’s Cathedral (Port Jackson Fig Tree)

Building a cathedral is no easy matter, so it is no surprise it took from 1877 to 1888 to raise…

Location
cnr St Georges Terrace
Year
1888

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St Brigid’s Parish Hall (fmr)

St Brigid’s Parish Hall was the original purpose-built school on this site. Designed by architect J. J. Talbot Hobbs, and…

Location
60 John Street
Year
1889

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St Brigid’s Convent (fmr)

St Brigid’s Convent was built in 1897 to replace a small cottage which had been extended but was now inadequate…

Location
60 John Street
Year
1897

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St Brigid’s Church

In 1901, St Brigid’s became an independent parish, so a meeting was held to discuss building an appropriate parish church.…

Location
Cnr Fitzgerald & Aberdeen Street
Year
1905
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Solidarity Park (The Workers’ Embassy)

Solidarity Park was created as part of a union campaign to protest against the Coalition Government’s changes to Industrial Relations…

Location
Cnr Parliament Pl & Harvest Terrace
Year
1997
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Shops, 270-272 William St Northbridge

The single-storey shops at 270-272 William Street were erected around 1896. Both shopfronts are relatively intact and they are the…

Location
270-272 William Street
Year
1896
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Shops, 186-192 William St Perth

The shops at 186-192 William Street were constructed in 1934. There is a range of different shopfronts, which vary in…

Location
186-192 William Street
Year
1934
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Shops, 278-282 William St Northbridge

The building on the corner of Aberdeen and William Streets was constructed in 1913, and the date ‘1913’ is in…

Location
278-282 William Street
Year
1913
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Sewerage Vent West Perth

One of the more curious heritage structures in Perth is a series of sewerage vents which have been entered in…

Location
Cook Street
Year
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Sewerage Vent, East Perth

One of the more curious heritage structures in Perth is a series of sewerage vents which have been entered in…

Location
Royal Street
Year
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Saunders Building

Saunders Building was built in 1892 for the Silver Pan Confectionery Company. The site comprised a single storey shop fronting…

Location
499 Wellington Street
Year
1892
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S Chester Building

The Sydney Chester Building was erected in 1891 as a grocery store. It was a good location on Hutt Street,…

Location
176-178 William Street
Year
1891
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Royal Hotel (Wentworth Plaza/Raine Square/Royal Hotel, Complex)

There has been a Royal Hotel on this site since 1882. The first Royal Hotel was designed by Irish patriot…

Location
300 Murray Street
Year
1882

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Rosen Buildings

The Rosen Building was constructed in 1923, and had shops on the ground floor while the first-floor level was originally…

Location
218-220 William Square
Year
1923
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Rechabite Hall (Independent Order of Rechabites Hall (fmr), Commonwealth Trading Bank Store)

Rechabite Hall was erected in 1925 for the Independent Order of Rechabites (IOR), a friendly society which also promoted total…

Location
224 William Street
Year
1925
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Railways Institute Building (fmr) (Chief Mechanical Eng WAGR Bldg (fmr))

605 Wellington Street was erected in 1897 for the Metropolitan Water Works Board. As the name suggests, this department’s role…

Location
605 Wellington Street
Year
1897
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Queen’s Gardens (East Perth Clayfields Reserve, East Perth Park)

Queen’s Gardens in East Perth is an attractive open space with lakes with waterlilies, displays of flowers, manicured lawns and…

Location
Hay Street
Year
1899
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Queens Buildings

Queen’s Buildings were opened in 1898 and constructed for the nearby Wesley Church. Designed by architects Wilkinson & Smith, the…

Location
97-107 William Street
Year
1898
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Protestant Hall (fmr), Perth

Protestant Hall (1901) is a distinctive building on Beaufort Street with its relief of William of Orange on horseback, with…

Location
160-162 Beaufort Street
Year
1901
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Piccadilly Theatre and Arcade

One of Perth’s best Art Deco buildings, Piccadilly Theatre and Arcade was constructed in 1938 for shifty mining investor, Claude…

Location
700-704 Hay Street
Year
1938
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Phineas Seeligson’s (fmr), Perth (City Loans Office, Commercial Building)

One of the most distinctive buildings on Barrack Street was erected in 1894 for pawnbroker Phineas Seeligson. A three storey,…

Location
143 Barrack Street
Year
1894

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Peter Pan Statue, Queen’s Garden

Queen’s Gardens in East Perth is an attractive open space with lakes with waterlilies, displays of flowers, manicured lawns and…

Location
70 Hay Street
Year
1899
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