Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Rocks, DFS Galleria

These heritage listed buildings, built in the Federation Free Classical architectural style, are located along George Street at The Rocks. In 1988, a large commercial building called the DFS Galleria (Duty Free Store) was erected behind them with the shopfront facades retained and the buildings incorporated into the complex. The former New York Hotel built in 1908 has a five storey tower section and a lower three storey section splayed at a slight angle to follow the change in the alignment of the street. The three storey Quay Chambers building was built in 1913. The shop and residence with the arched balcony and window along with the three storey shop and residence on the corner of Globe Street were built in 1914.


  1. What a good use of the building to be able to combine it with the new complex.

  2. Great shot of an historical building and very informative post about it!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  3. Before I had my first cup of coffee, I was wondering what was "free" in this store. Then I realized that "duty free" had a whole 'nother connotation.
    Without caffeine, I'm hopelessly stupid. Not a whole lot better WITH caffeine sometimes, but without it?
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-other-worldly-insect-world.html

    1. Sue, duty free shops are usually located at airports or tourist areas like The Rocks. Maybe these types of shops are known as tax free stores in your part of the world?

  4. What an amazing mix of styles. Tom The Backroads Traveller


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