Old Treasury Building St Georges Terrace Perth

Old Treasury Building St Georges Terrace Perth

Old Treasury Building Perth  St Georges Terrace  Perth: St Georges Terrace is the main street in the city of Perth, Western Australia. It runs parallel to the Swan River and forms the major arterial road through the central business district.Its western end is marked by the Barracks Arch, whereas the eastern end joins Adelaide Terrace at the intersection with Victoria Avenue.St Georges Terrace was named after St George’s Cathedral. Originally, houses occupied by clergy of the cathedral and lay clerks of the cathedral choir constituted a substantial portion of the Terrace. Some of these houses such as The Deanery remain, however the majority of these were demolished in the 1960s.St Georges Terrace was named after St George’s Cathedral. Originally, houses occupied by clergy of the cathedral and lay clerks of the cathedral choir constituted a substantial portion of the Terrace. Some of these houses such as The Deanery remain, however the majority of these were demolished in the 1960s.Set into the footpath along the street are a series of commemorative plaques honouring notable figures in Western Australia’s history. Originally 150 plaques were installed in 1979, as part of the WAY ’79 celebrations,marking the state’s 150th year of European settlement. Since then, additional plaques have been added, so that there is now one for each year from 1829 to 1999.[5][6]Part of the Old Treasury Building also housed Perth’s main Post Office. Its entrance lobby (below) and postal hall are considered to be of great architectural importance, partly due to the craftsmanship of its finish, but also because the blend of architecture adopted by Jewell and Poole was unusual in government buildings.