Thursday, 11 February 2010

Summer Hill, shops

The inner west suburb of Summer Hill has many heritage listed buildings. The former post office (top) building which opened in 1900 was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon, in the Federation Free style. It is located on the corner of Smith Street and Moonbie Street. Further along Smith Street are these four shopfronts and residences (bottom) erected in 1913 and designed by architect J. Spencer-Stansfield with Art Nouveau styling.

16 comments:

  1. Nice shots! Enjoyed my visit to your blog.
    Hope you'll have a wonderful week ahead!

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  2. Great shots, Jim. The architecture is wonderful.

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  3. I love the columns on the old post office. That is a beautiful building!

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  4. Interesting, vintage buildings. I like the mural in the previous post as well. I have a fondness for town murals.

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  5. Art Nouveau – another fantastic design style and era.

    History via architecture is fascinating.

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  6. I love the architecture on these buildings, so grand and beautiful, thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog as well!!~ Do come again soon!!~

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  7. They just don't make 'em like they used to! These are such interesting buildings, a visual delight!

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  8. The elephants shots was taken in Taronga zoo. :)

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  9. I really like that Federation style of post office architecture.

    I think my laneway was somewhere near where your photo was taken, possibly around the corner, I remember seeing the red dots on the road but the trees and installation was certainly not there.

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  10. What an architectural confection that post office (1900) is :) Love it.

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  11. Summer Hill looks like a super place to visit. I love the old architecture. ~karen

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  12. What a joy for the sense of sight.

    Please have a wonderful Thursday.

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  13. What beauties! The settings are so nostalgic...

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