Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Rocks, shop and residence

This heritage listed shop and residence is located on the corner of Cumberland Street and at The Rocks. It was designed by Walter Liberty Vernon and built in 1912 in the Classic Free Style Edwardian architectural style. It had not changed much until 1966, when some changes were proposed by the then owner, the Maritime Services Board. It was restored in 1996 and has been used as a shop and residence again since.

13 comments:

  1. Nice shot. I like the shadows of the palm trees as well.

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  2. A nice building, looks like it was built to last.. Great shot.. Enjoy your week!

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  3. my curiousity has been piqued by the signage, SCIENCE HOUSE

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    1. Science House is another significant heritage building in that area. It was opened in 1931 as a co-operative venture between three major scientific organisations. I will try and photograph this building soon.

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  4. Great composition and angle shot of this historical building for OWT ~ Happy Week to you!

    musedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. I really like this architectural style !!

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  6. I really do not like the lumpen nature of this building, but note the Victorian terraces come right up to the corner shop's wall. It is really important that we keep all architectural styles in place, to track architectural history.

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  7. I love the redbrick of the era. Thank you



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  8. Good to hear it is being loved but it may gradually be dwarfed by its neighbours.

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  9. Corner structures often provide some the most interesting architectural solutions. Glad to see this building has been restored and not reinvented.

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  10. Great picture - I love those old brick buildings!

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