Thursday 28 March 2024

Haymarket, Station House

'Station House' is a heritage listed commercial building located on the corner of George Street and Rawson Place, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. It was designed by Ernest Lindsay Thompson and built in 1915 in the Federation Free Classical in style with Chicaoesque design elements. It was an investment property for Reuben Gardiner, a boot and shoe manufacturer who traded under the name of 'Joe Gardiner'. The building was occupied by the Station House Cafe and mixed commercial tenancies, including the Master Butchers Association, the Hellenic Philodramatic Society, the National Irish Association and Alfred Croaker and Daughters World's Lolly instructors who were chocolate and lolly makers. It is now home to a backpackers hotel and on the ground floor a travel agency and a takeaway kebab shop.
Linked to: Signs, SignsWordy WednesdayLittle Things ThursdayThankful Thursday.


  1. Corner buildings are interesting. Now I’m imagining the backpackers enjoying kebabs.

  2. Unusual external architecture, and quite appealing. What was station house originally used as?

    1. I've been able to find some historical facts about the original tenants and updated the post.

  3. Beautiful building, very pleased that it has been preserved and is still usable! Have a nice day!

  4. a nice building on a corner property, they've painted it a nice colour too.

  5. A beautiful building.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ☺

  6. A beautiful corner building. Nothing quite so nice in my small town :) Thank you for linking up.


Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave me a message. Jim.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...