Heritage is about the things from the past which
are valued enough today to save for tomorrow.

The ‘Places Database’ is currently still under construction. We are editing the information and will be seeking to improve the search function over the coming months.

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
Styles

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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
Styles

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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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Perth Technical College

Before 1900, apprentices received only on-the-job instruction, and although the Swan River Mechanics Institute had offered courses of lectures from…

Location
137 St Georges Terrace
Year
1910

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Perth Railway Precinct (Perth Railway Station)

The foundation stone for the first Perth Railway Station was laid on 10 May 1880. It was part of the…

Location
Wellington Street
Year
1881

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Perth Mint

The discovery of gold in large quantities in the early 1890s not only brought people and money into Western Australia,…

Location
310 Hay Street
Year
1898

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Perth Government Stores (fmr) (Department of Mines, Murray House)

When the Government Stores opened on Murray Street in 1911 it proved controversial with Fremantle residents. As the name suggests,…

Location
70-74 Murray Street
Year
1911
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Perth Girls School (fmr) (Police Traffic Dept, Police Traffic Branch)

When the Girls School at East Perth opened in 1936 it replaced a building on James Street which had become…

Location
2 Wellington Street
Year
1936
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Perth General Post Office (Perth GPO)

To say that the General Post Office took a long time to build would be an understatement. The Commonwealth Government…

Location
3 Forrest Place
Year
1923
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Perth Concert Hall

Perth Concert Hall opened in 1973, and has long been considered to be superb example of brutalist architecture, with its…

Location
5 St Georges Terrace
Year
1973
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Perth Chest Clinic (Hibernian Hall, Cathedral Hall)

When it first opened in 1902, Perth Chest Clinic was known as Hibernian Hall and served the local Irish-Australian community.…

Location
15-17 Murray Street
Year
1902
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Park Avenue Building, University of Western Australia (Zoology Building, UWA, Biology and Geology Building)

Completed in 1924, the Park Avenue Building was the first structure for the University of Western Australia on its new…

Location
Cnr Park & Crawley Avs
Year
1925
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Palace Hotel (fmr) (Bankwest)

Not only is the Palace Hotel on the site of one of Perth’s oldest taverns, it was also the centre…

Location
108 St Georges Terrace
Year
1897

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P&O Building (fmr) (Orient Line Building, MAS Building, Malaysian Airlines)

When the Orient Company’s new building was opened in September 1930, Governor William Campion remarked on the “great services” the…

Location
56-58 William Street
Year
1930
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Outram Street Terraces (Kent VilOutram Street Terraces (Kent Villa, Heimath, Echuca, Wainera, Janey’s Supper House Cafe, Office, Restaurant)

This row of single-storey houses is a reminder of time when West Perth was one of the most prestigious suburbs…

Location
74-82 Outram Street
Year
1904
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Old Swan Brewery Precinct

The former Swan Brewery is not only one of the finest groups of brewery buildings in Australia, it is also…

Location
Mounts Bay Road
Year
1879
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Old Observatory

When the foundation stone for Perth Observatory was laid in October 1896, almost every important person in the city was…

Location
4 Havelock Street
Year
1896

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Nurses Memorial Centre (Kathleen Reidy House)

Although it is now used as commercial offices, 34 Kings Park Road was once a fashionable residence called ‘Fiona’ and…

Location
34 Kings Park Road
Year
1899
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Noarlinga Chambers

Noarlinga Chambers was constructed in 1923, and had shops on the ground floor while the first-floor level was originally residential.…

Location
208-212 William Street
Year
1923

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