Thursday 7 September 2017

Queen Victoria Building, sculptures

These domes and sculptures stand above the George Street entrance of the Queen Victoria Building, which houses retail shops, caf├ęs, and restaurants. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style and restored in 1986. The sign reads: This stone was set July 29, 1896 by I.E.Ives, Mayor of Sydney. The sculptures, created by William Priestly MacIntosh and installed in 1899, are: a female figure representing Wisdom and Justice, a male figure representing Labour and Industry and another male figure representing Commerce and Exchange.


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