Sydney City Library, Haymarket, New South Wales


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Sydney City Library, Haymarket, New South Wales


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The current Sydney City Library building in Haymarket was built for the Commercial Banking Corporation of Sydney in 1875. The sandstone building on the corner of George and Hay Streets incorporates a number of architectural styles that can be traced back to the medieval period. The ground level of the building has semi-circular arched windows and doorway (not in photograph) in the Romanesque Revival style. Semi-circular arched windows are also featured on the second storey, but the pointed arch mouldings above the windows are in the Gothic Revival style. The small windows on the third storey have Tudor arches. The columns with decorated capitals on the second and third storeys are also common in Romanesque, as well as Classical, architecture.


McLeod, Shane


17 December 2012


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