Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Rose Bay police station

Rose Bay police station is located on the corner of New South Head Road and Wunulla Road, in the eastern suburb of Rose Bay. It was originally the gatekeeper's lodge of Woollahra House, a mansion built in the nineteenth century. This building was built in 1871 and was designed in a Victorian Classical Revival style. The original octagonal structure was altered by the addition of two wings and a Spanish Mission style roof when the building became a police station in the 1930s.


  1. I like the color! It looks quite elegant for a police station.

  2. Resembles all that myriad of Post Offices that were built last century to reflect the solidity of the Establishment. Whereas now the PO is but a leasing within a mall. We are losing something of value when the happens. It is happening with Police Stations, too. The one near Redfern Station is just part of a high rise.

    I am glad you document this sort of structure and its use.

  3. ahh yes, the gatekeeper's lodge of Woollahra House! It has a certain look that has stood the test of time. If you said it was a post office today, or a pavilion facing the beach, this building would have worked just as well.

    oops, Julie said something similar :)

    happy new year J

  4. Seems as if the area is indeed one of a rose, having such an inviting police station.
    May your Tuesday be just as peaceful.

  5. I'm trying to remember this, I lived in Pt Piper for a year, and obviously passed it every day. Great area. We had an awesome 3 bedroom apartment very cheap.

  6. That's an old one! Glad it is still in use.


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