Thursday, 3 November 2011

Sydenham, substation

This electricity substation No.43 is located along Unwins Bridge Road, in the inner west suburb of Sydneham. This heritage listed building was built in 1913 in the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style, with Art Nouveau elements such as the style of lettering. Even power sub-stations were beautifully designed back then. The Municipal Council of Sydney logo, “MCS”, appears on the facade along with identification number “No 43” and the words "Electricity Sub-station" in relief, above the main doorway. An "Electricity Australia" sign and warning signs have been attached to the wall and roller shutter door.

26 comments:

  1. I thought it would be old. I like that style.

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  2. The Art Nouveau look captured my attention right away.
    Love shot of this wonderful architecture!

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  3. What a wonderful piece of architecture...so vintage and so pretty in its simplicity. The new and modern are nice, but I am drawn to the simplistic old. genie

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  4. I love old buildings... it brings out the history of a place!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. I like the large letters above the windows.

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  6. Quite an attractive, historic building.

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my sign. =)

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  7. I like the logo at the top. My spouse, who worked in the power industry, said that some of those old stations were hazardous for the operator.

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  8. It doesn't do much for me. I wouldn't like it next to my house. But an interesting sign shot.

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  9. Isn't that logo terrific considering it is an electricity sub station.

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  10. Very interesting.

    You are all over the place with your camera and research finding interesting sights.

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  11. Interesting how it's brick on the bottom half. Nice historic shot.

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  12. Interesting old building! Most of them are so much more interesting than the new ones! And it's great against your lovely skies! Hope you have good weekend, Jim!

    Sylvia

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  13. Nice shot.

    Thanks for visiting my site. :)

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  14. I love a good Art Nouveau Sub Station, this is a beauty!

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  15. This picture brings back childhood memories to me. As my father was an electrical engineer, we always lived near hydro electric stations in India. The buildings and the lettering were of the same style!

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  16. Good info, sweetie! Keep it up! Mell Wilson

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