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Proposed town hall and Institute at Unley
Title : Proposed town hall and Institute at Unley Proposed town hall and Institute at Unley
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Source : Jackman Gooden Architects, BRG 238/1/428
Date of creation : ca. 1880
Format : Architectural drawing
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :
The Unley Town Hall and Institute is located on the corner of Unley Road and Oxford Terrace on land presented to the Unley Corporation by Edmund Trimmer in 1876.

The building was constructed in bluestone in 1880 by John Wark for the sum of 1950 to a design by the architects English and Soward. The building consisted of four large rooms to accommodate the library and reading room, office and meeting room. Its facade was enhanced with fluted pilasters and cornices.

Today the building houses the Unley Library following some extensive renovations which have involved exposing the original ceiling.

Related names :

Unley Town Hall

Unley Institute

Coverage year : 1880
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Unley
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Payne, G. B. History of Unley, 1871-1971 Unley, S. Aust.: Corporation of the City of Unley, [1972]

Jensen, Elfrida Colonial Architecture in South Australia, Adelaide: Rigby, 1980

Peake, Andrew Guy The Unley Institute, South Australian genealogist, vol. 23, no. 1 (February 1996), p. 23-25

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