Thursday 13 June 2024

Macquarie Street, heritage plaque

This commemorative plaque is located on the footpath along Macquarie Street near Sydney Hospital. These brass heritage plaques around the city commemorate heritage buildings, lost buildings from the past and some proposed buildings that were never built. Sydney Hospital, built in 1816, was colloquially named the Rum Hospital because it was funded by the trade in rum. The central block featured here was demolished in 1876 to build the current Sydney Hospital.


  1. I am very glad the heritage plaques memorial the treasures lost
    . Tragic however that some important historical sites were destroyed, presumably for greed.

  2. My 4 times great grandfather was the foreman of the carpenters that worked on the Rum Hospital.

  3. Interesting to hear about that connection. Thank you for linking up.


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