Friday, 12 May 2017

Gladesville, Gate House

The former Gladesville Mental Hospital was a psychiatric hospital along Victoria Road, in the lower north shore suburb of Gladesville. It was originally known as Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum. This heritage listed sandstone building was built close to the Punt Road entrance around 1874 as a store for the hospital. A new main entrance to the hospital was formed along Punt Road in 1874 and a Gate House  (Item 28) constructed. The boiler house and chimney stand beside it.

13 comments:

  1. Quite an amazing chimney. Wonder why they needed to build it so high?

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    1. I think they used coal-fired boilers in those days so the exhaust probably needed to be tall to get rid of that dirty smoke.

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  2. That chimney certainly stands out.

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  3. This little sandstone building was very fortunate not to be pulled down, before heritage listing was guaranteed. Well done!

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  4. Cool, a hospital with boiler house and chimney. I thought it was a factory *lol*

    Happy weekend ahead!

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  5. Your historic building was more fortunate than many in our area. Our "inebriate asylum" has been in danger for years.

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    1. Interesting. I've never heard the term Inebriate Asylum used before.

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  6. Great sky shot ~ rich blue with the tower juxtaposed against it ~ wonderful ~ thanks,

    Happy Friday ~ ^_^

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  7. Interesting! And I love your blue sky!

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