Monday, 9 July 2012

The Rocks, Sailor's Home

The former Sailor's Home is located along George Street at The Rocks. The original block was designed by Weaver & Kemp and built in 1864 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style, as cheap, clean accommodation for sailors. The streetfront block was designed by Spain & Cosh and built in 1926 in the Inter-War Free Classical architectural style. A continuous parapet in Classical Revival style links the blocks. The Sailor's Home hosted sailors until the 1970s and now houses a gallery and a restaurant.

17 comments:

  1. As far as we can tell from the outside, that must have been a fine place for young sailors, whilst in port. Otherwise I bet their mothers would have worried about what sort of dive they slept in :)

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  2. Sounds like a good re-use for what was a very useful building in its time.

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  3. I can't believe it was used until the 70's!

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  4. Looks like a plush address for sailors in port.

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  5. This historical building is very well maintained.

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  6. That sky is so blue-tiful!

    Happy Blue Monday, Jim.

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  7. Hurrah! A webpage from where I can really obtain valuable facts and improve my knowledge.

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  8. reminds me of the 'Seaman's Bethel'....a similar home for sailor's in New Bedford, Mass, and now a museum of sorts......great shot, too

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  9. Very pretty.

    My BLUES please come and see. Have a fabulous Monday!

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  10. One cool sailors home.. Great post:)

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

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  11. A building that substantial and grand deserves to have many lives!

    Blue Jacket, Red Hat

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  12. Lovely!

    Come and have some of my Yummy Yellows. Have a great week!

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  13. Visiting again for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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  14. Interesting building! I think it is cool that it has been maintained. Historical buildings can be fascinating.

    Happy Belated Blue Monday!

    ~Linnea

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