‘The Towers’ building, Hobart

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Title

‘The Towers’ building, Hobart

Subject

Arched windows, James Blackburn, convict, crenellation, domestic architecture, Hobart, Newtown, Tas, Tasmania, tower, ‘The Towers’, turret

Description

‘The Towers’ building is in the Hobart suburb of Newtown and lends its name to Tower Road. It was designed by English-born convict architect James Blackburn in c. 1845 as a grand domestic building built around an internal courtyard. The weatherboard house features a prominent three-storey stone tower with an additional level provided by a turret. The tower and turret are both crenellated and feature rounded arched windows. The rooms inside the tower feature marble fireplaces.

For more on James Blackburn see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/blackburn-james-1789 

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

7 April 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“‘The Towers’ building, Hobart,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/898.