Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Pyrmont, community centre

The former main office or administration building of the Colonial Sugar Refining (CSR) Co Ltd, at Refinery Square off Bowman Street, in the inner west suburb of Pyrmont. The heritage listed building was built in 1906 in the Federation architectural style. CSR Limited had a major sugar mill, sugar refinery and associated industries at this location. Over the years, the company diversified operations into rum distillery, building products and eventually mining. The site was redeveloped into a high rise residential estate with the main office now used as a community centre leading to a gymnasium and pool.


  1. This looks like a cozy place - it could make a nice home, I think.
    Thanks for sharing at

  2. This building looks like a old trainstaition here in America. Cool architechture! Thanks for sharing!

  3. ths for joining love from Poland Gosia

    1. Thanks for hosting the link up every week, Gosia.

  4. It’s always a plus when they take an older, well built building and repurpose it instead of tearing it down.

  5. It looks very graceful in contrast to the high-rises.

  6. Well, there you go! I know what CSR is an abbreviaiton of now, Jim. I've seen ti so many times and even said it on multiple occasions, but now I can spout off "Colonial Sugar Refining"!
    Thank you for joining the Travel Tuesday meme.


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