Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Camperdown, University of Sydney, MacLaurin Hall

MacLaurin Hall is part of the Quadrangle Group of buildings on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. It was designed by Edmund Blacket assisted by Walter Liberty Vernon in the Gothic Revival architectural style and built in 1909 originally as the Fisher Library and the Nicholson Museum. When a new Fisher Library was built in 1965, it became known as MacLaurin Hall after Sir Henry Normand MacLaurin who was Chancellor from 1896 until his death in 1914.


  1. MacLaurin Hall is impressive, isn't it? Using Gothic Revival architectural style as late as 1909 might have been intentional, to focus on the educational and religious motives of the architects, or of the people who asked for the commission to be carried out.

    1. It certainly is, Hels. The Quadrangle Group of buildings are the most impressive on the university's campus.

  2. Sure glad I don't have to repair that roof.

  3. VERY cool building. I especially like the roof line but all of it speaks of an elegant age.
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