The Old Swan Barracks Hotel, Perth, WA


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The Old Swan Barracks Hotel, Perth, WA


Administration building, arcading, arch, architecture, army, balcony, barracks, columns, crenellation, defence force, drill hall, Federation Romanesque style, George Temple-Poole (1856-1934), Government architect, government building, heraldic shield, heraldry, military building, neo-romanesque, rusticated stone, soldiers, WA, Western Australia


Images of the Old Swan Barracks Hotel in Perth, Western Australia. The Swan Barracks was originally used as a military training facility. A Volunteer Drill Hall was built in 1896 and this rusticated stone building was added in 1897 to house the administration offices. Both were designed by WA’s chief Government architect George Temple-Poole. The architecture of the Administration Building incorporates a number of medieval features, including the large heraldic shield, the neo-Romanesque rounded arches and columns of the balcony and the crenellation that was used for decorative effect along the top of the third storey, which was added in 1900. The building is no longer used by the Australian army, and today functions as a backpacker hostel.


McEwan, Joanne


4 February 2011


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