Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Phillip Street, court house

This former court house is located on the corner of Albert Street and Phillip Street. This sandstone building was designed by colonial architect James Barnet and completed in 1886. It was built for use as a magistrates’ court and then later became a traffic court which remained in use until 1979. It is now part of the Justice and Police Museum along with the police station next door, that I featured yesterday.


  1. Love the intricate design of this building. Good thing they still preserve it. Happy Monday!

  2. Oh! if only they would build buildings like this now-days with long shady verandahs and porticos where the public can shelter from rain or mid-day sun. I guess it's all a matter of space.

  3. When I was there in 2004, there were some cops and robbers figures on the roof.

  4. Jack, yes I remember those. They were used to promote the museum for a few years.

  5. Now, see, this is what I would happily accept from you as a late birthday pressie - it would perfectly set off my collection of old house wares!
    No need to gift wrap, ta ;)

  6. That's a great building!
    Love the arched door and windows;o)

    Have a nice and happy week****

  7. The two buildings look like good friends.

    Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens

  8. Beautiful building and design and I, too, wish they built building like this these days! Terrific capture as always, Jim! Have a great week!


  9. I love the veranda, and also the double verandas on the police station in your previous post. Great old buildings.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  10. An interesting part of your city's history. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  11. It would be interesting to walk around the same parts of Sydney as you do and see what I photgraph compared to you! I think we may look for very different things - not that thats a bad thing in any way, just a thing.

    You may also be interested in my other blog - more words and more pictures - its at :


    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  12. You're right, Stewart M. It's interesting how people can look at the same thing but see things differently. I find that happens a lot with images posted by other Sydney bloggers.


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