Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Rocks, warehouse

This former warehouse building is located at the corner of George Street and Hickson Road at The Rocks. Bushells Warehouse was built in the late 1800s in the Victorian Free Classical style. It was altered by the Government Architect, W.L. Vernon, who designed the additional floors and remodelled the eastern façade to harmonise with the additions in the Federation Warehouse style. In 1923 it became the headquarters for the Bushell's Tea Company, which utilised the building for sorting, blending, storing and packaging tea and coffee, until 1975. It is now used for retail, commercial and office space.

13 comments:

  1. Interesting building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Great building and gorgeous BLUE skies as always, Jim! Have a great holiday!!

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  3. Cool building, it would be great to have a cafe on the first floor. Great shot!

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    1. Eileen, it actually has a cafe there on the ground floor, on the right side, with an elevated outdoor area above the street.

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  4. The rocks area is one of our best parts of Sydney, don't you think? Great shot of an interesting old building.

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    1. Definitely, Lorik. Lots to see and do at The Rocks.

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  5. Nice shot ~

    (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  6. What a fantastic building, and interesting that they were building these industrial giants still in 1923. I hope the building has Heritage protection.

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    1. It certainly is. I've just added a link to some heritage info in the post.

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  7. Great to see heritage buildings preserved and used, Ann.

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    1. You can tell on whose post I was commenting before, Jim... :-)

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  8. A lovely old tea house with those cool alcoves lining the street edge ... I wish they made buildings like this now-days.

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  9. "hang on a sec, and I will put the kettle on". I bet this building still has a great smell about it.

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