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Adelaide Arcade cupola
Title : Adelaide Arcade cupola Adelaide Arcade cupola
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Creator : Moore, Patricia, photographer
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 10.2 cm x 14.8 cm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

View of the cupola and coat of arms above the Rundle Mall entrance to the Adelaide Arcade photographed in 2003.

The Adelaide Arcade is located between Grenfell Street and Rundle Mall (formerly Rundle Street). It was built in 1885, towards the end of the 1880s South Australian boom, and took 200 tradespeople 6 months to build and cost 60,000 pounds.

The arcade is constructed from brick with Portland cement dressings, and the slabs which are located at the entrances are of Kapunda marble.

The design for the arcade was undertaken by Withall and Wells who also designed the Jubilee Exhibition building (now demolished), which was the only other 19th century building in Adelaide built with a dome.

Related names :

Adelaide Arcade

Coverage year : 2003
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, edited by Susan Marsden, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990
The history of Adelaide Arcade, [Adelaide: Adelaide Arcade Pty Ltd, 199-?]
Adelaide arcade prepared by Sandra Durant [et al.], Adelaide: S.A.I.T. School of Architecture and Building, 1971
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