If you want to learn a little bit about the history of a city or country, take a look at some of its historical landmarks that are still standing. For Lisa Dudzik, Perth’s historical structures are some of the most amazing architectural masterpieces in the world. Below are her three of her favorites.
1. Barracks Arch. Situated on the corner of Malcolm Street and Elder Street, the Barracks Arch takes on the architectural style of Tudor design. The structure is hard to miss as it resembles a medieval castle; standing proudly in its historical glory amidst modern buildings. The structure is the masterpiece of renowned architect, Richard Roach Jewell; constructed between the years 1863 and 1866.
2. Perth Mint. The Perth Mint was established in the year 1899, with the foundation stone laid by Western Australia’s First Premier, Sir John Forrest, in 1896. It was originally built to “mint gold sovereigns for the British Empire.” Today, it is still operational, refining gold and manufacturing numismatic coins. The building was designed by architect George Temple-Poole.
3. Perth Town Hall. Perhaps the most interesting tidbit about this building is that it is the only town hall in all of Australia constructed by convicts. Located on the corner of Hay Street and Barrack Street, the town hall was constructed between the years 1867 and 1870, and designed by architects Richard Roach Jewell and James Manning. Its architectural style takes after the Victorian Free Gothic design.
These are only three of Lisa’s favorite historical structures in Perth, Western Australia. Kindly visit this page again for the second part of Perth’s top historical buildings. For questions about Lisa Dudzik, Perth, or other matters related to this website, please feel free to contact her at your convenience directly through this page. She’d be glad to hear from you!