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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.

Palace Hotel

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 Tce Street
Year
1896

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Old Perth Boys School

If the Old Perth Boys School looks a lot like a church, that’s exactly what its designer, Colonial Secretary William…

Location
139 St Georges Tce Street
Year
1853

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Old Court House

Perth’s oldest building has the unique claim of being the key place where religion, education and the law were truly…

Location
Supreme Court Gdns, Barrack St Street
Year
1836

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No 1 Fire Station

Before No. 1 Fire Station was built in 1900, the Fire Brigade operated from the undercover area beneath the Town…

Location
25 Murray St Street
Year
1901

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Mitchells Building

Joseph Mitchell, was born on 10 June 1829, just nine days after Stirling’s arrival at Fremantle and the first white…

Location
140 William Street Street
Year
1912

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Melbourne Hotel

The Melbourne Hotel was opened in April 1897 during a hive of building activity in Perth, brought about by the…

Location
942 Hay St Street
Year
1896

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London Court

Built in 1937 as a combination of residential and commercial premises for shady gold miner and financier Claude de Bernales,…

Location
647-653 Hay St Mall Street
Year
1937

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Lawson Flats

Lawson Flats is an eleven-storey building constructed in 1937 and was said to be Perth’s first block of flats built…

Location
Cnr Sherwood Ct and Esplanade Street
Year
1937

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Horseshoe Bridge

You might be surprised to discover that Horseshoe Bridge was controversial when it opened. Although an elegant design solution to…

Location
William St Street
Year
1902
Styles

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His Majesty’s Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre was financed by a hot-headed and occasionally violent developer, who later became Mayor of Perth, and designed…

Location
825-839 Hay St Street
Year
1904

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Government Printing Office

Richard Pether, the first Government Printer from 1870, was responsible for the printing of parliamentary papers, the Government Gazette, stationery…

Location
78 Murray St Street
Year
1894

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Government House and Grounds

The first Government House was a tent on Garden Island, which James Stirling and family occupied from June to September…

Location
13 St Georges Tce Street
Year
1863
Styles

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Gloucester Park

Although trotting has been organised in Western Australia since 1910, the home of the sport, Gloucester Park, dates from 1929.…

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Globe Hotel

The first hotel on this site was called the Wellington Hotel and was erected in 1882 for Michael McMahon, who…

Location
495-497 Wellington St Street
Year
1884

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Gledden Building

The Gledden Building is not only a landmark in Perth’s city centre, it is the only large commercial building in…

Location
731 Hay St Mall Street
Year
1935

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First Church of Christ, Scientist

Christian Science in Perth began in 1904 when several adherents arrived from Sydney and began meeting each week to read…

Location
264 St Georges Tce Street
Year
1939

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East Perth Cemeteries

East Perth Cemeteries were Perth’s first official burial grounds, and operated between 1830 and 1899. Records of the earliest days…

Location
2 Bronte St Street
Year
1831

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Devon House

Devon House is one of Perth’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture, and was built for draper John Saunders. Its…

Location
729 Hay St Perth Street
Year
1937

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The Deanery

The Deanery is a two-storey brick building built in 1859 as a residence for the first Dean of St George’s…

Location
Cnr St Georges Tce & Pier St Perth Street
Year
1859

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The Cloisters

The Cloisters is not only one of the few remaining convict-built structures in Perth, it was also the first secondary…

Location
200 St Georges Tce Perth Street
Year
1858

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Chung Wah Association Hall

After a series of government measures to restrict Chinese immigration to Western Australia and to make it more difficult for…

Location
128 James St Northbridge Street
Year
1911

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Carlton Hotel

First called the Star and Garter and then the Royal Mint Hotel, the original Carlton Hotel was erected on Goderich…

Location
248-260 Hay St East Perth Street
Year
1928

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Brass Monkey

Long regarded as one of Perth’s finest hotels, the Brass Monkey was originally called the Great Western Hotel and was…

Location
209 William St Street
Year
1896

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Bon Marche Arcade

Bon Marché Arcade was one of the most imposing buildings on Barrack Street, and has had a long history under…

Location
74-84 Barrack St Perth Street
Year
1901

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Boans Furniture Factory

Boans Furniture Factory is a landmark in East Perth, and the only tangible reminder of a retail chain which dominated…

Location
Cnr Saunders & Glyde Sts East Perth Street
Year
1910
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Barracks Arch

Built in 1866, Barracks Arch was originally the entrance to the Pensioner Barracks which housed the Pensioner Guards. These were…

Location
Junction St Georges Tce, Malcolm & Elder Sts Perth Street
Year
1863

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Bairds Building

Bairds Building

Situated opposite the Horseshoe Bridge and Perth Train Station, Bairds Building is one of the most striking buildings on Wellington…

Location
491-493, Wellington St Perth Wellington St Perth Street
Year
1906

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Atlas Building

Atlas Building is a four-storey building opened in 1931 to provide offices for the Atlas Assurance Company and additional space…

Location
8-10 The Esplanade Street
Year
1931

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Alexander Forrest Statue

The Alexander Forrest Statue represents its subject in exploration costume, since he and his brother, Sir John Forrest, were the…

Location
Cnr Cnr St Georges Tce & Barrack St Perth (SE cnr) Street
Year
1903
Styles

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