Sunday, 7 February 2021

Rookwood, Elephant House

 This pavilion, originally known as the Anglican Rest House and later renamed the Ornamental Rest House, is located in Rookwood Necropolis, the cemetery in the western suburb of Rookwood. It was built in 1878 in the Victorian style near the former railway station. Later, staff nicknamed it the Elephant House because it looked like the original Indian Elephant House at Taronga Zoo.


  1. Amusing name. We have some lovely Victorian cemeteries.

  2. Beautiful old fashioned structure. It would be my pleasure if you share you post on my link up party Garden Affair where you can share pertaining to gardening, nature and wildlife

  3. Oopes, my comment disappeared - really like the style of the elephant house! Tell me, what are the markers for Victorian style (since this house looks bulky, and not slender and narrower)? Anywas, thank you for sharing this interesting symmetrical house with All Seasons! Jesh

    1. Well, I don't think all Victorian style buildings were slender or narrow. It's from the Victorian era but has Indian influences.

  4. Whatever you choose to call it, it's an interesting little structure.


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