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Perth Technical School (former), 137 St Georges Tce, Perth, WA, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Historic
Legal Status Registered (18/04/1989)
Place ID 16179
Place File No 5/11/020/0089
Statement of Significance
A restrained and incomplete example of the Federation Free Medieval style, the work of the government architect Hillson Beasley. One of the few examples of the style surviving in central Perth. The contribution to the streetscape is significant. The interiors exhibit fine craftsmanship in joinery and Art Nouveau leadlighting. Interior design is of a high order, particularly in the stair hall.
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Description
Three level red brick structure with limestone footings and Donnybrook stone trimmings. There is a square tower designed to be central, with castellated parapets. Internally there is Art Nouveau glass with jarrah panelling. Grand staircase of jarrah connects the three levels.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
The building was never completed, the adjacent boys' school was not demolished, but this has not affected the building. The clash of different priorities is typical (reflective) of many adjoining buildings over a historical time span. The building possibly needs maintenance work, rather than restoration.
Location
137 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
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Report Produced  Fri Aug 22 10:40:45 2014