Saturday, 7 February 2009

Haymarket, Railway Square, post office

Continuing the theme of converted buildings is this boutique hotel. This heritage building at Railway Square was the old Parcels Post Office. Railway Square was once a major commercial hub featuring major retailers including the Marcus Clark department stores, banks and hotels. These hotels were often occupied by visitors from the country, who arrived in the city on trains that terminated at nearby Central railway station.

1 comment:

  1. There are lovely buildings in Railway Square, I agree. And yet all the very recent stuff (interchange, sculptures etc) have made the area into an abomination.

    I like this series, Jim. I have collected (from the web!) a whole bunch of old images that show this area as it was late 19th and early 20th century - trams and all. Great stuff: history rocks!


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