Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Darlington, The Old School

The Old School is located along Maze Crescent and is part of the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Darlington. It was originally the Darlington Public School designed by George Allan Mansfield and built in 1878 in the Gothic Revival architectural style. At the end of 1975 the school, which was in a poor state of repair, was transferred to the university. The building was renovated in 1978 for use by the Department of Music and as a theatre workshop. The small granite water fountain or bubbler near the gates is "Erected to the Memory of David and Jessie Edward, pioneer residents of Darlington".

20 comments:

  1. It looks like a perfect structure for the arts!

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  2. Darlington Public School must have been very small in 1878. Do we know how many class rooms there were?
    It is much more refined than the huge, red brick state schools that came later.

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    1. The building extends back much further which can't be seen from this angle. Not sure how many original classrooms but the school also had other buildings which were later demolished.

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  3. Interesting roofline on that building.
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  4. Historical school!
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  5. It is a pretty building, I am happy to hear it was renovated..Great shot!

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  6. A lovely building and wondeful that it was restored and is in use today for the Arts

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  7. I love it when they take care of old buildings
    instead of just tearing them down.
    Pretty building :)
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  8. What a cute little school. Probably a one or two teacher school. Very common in those days, but they exist no longer. Bigger seems to be seen as better these days - too big a lot of them for my taste. Give me a little country school any day.

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  9. Looks great! How nice it has been moved and re-purposed!

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  10. what a sweet little place! glad they saved it and still use it! thanks, jim!

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  11. Nice gate. I think it's great they saved this wonderful building and use it for something artistic.

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  12. what a beautiful little building, glad they preserved it.

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  14. Very nice structure and a lovely narrative to go with it too! Well done!!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  15. This is a very pretty old building, I'm glad it has been preserved.

    Diana
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