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90/586-12 Architectural model, 'Bank Court Chambers', building with associated shopfronts, part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975. Click to enlarge.

Architectural model 'Bank Court Chambers'

Made
  • 1970-1975
This is one of 23 architectural models representing 80 to 88 King Street, Sydney, in the 1880s. This streetscape reveals a lost city of trades, shops and entertainment, in buildings of a human scale. King Street was a magnet at night and by day a retail mecca.

Clothes shopping and retailing changed radically in Sydney in the late 1800s. Many draper, milliners' and tailors' shops expanded into large department stores, selling a wide range of clothing and other household goods. Palatial stores …

Summary

Object No.

90/586-12

Object Statement

Architectural model, 'Bank Court Chambers', building with associated shopfronts, part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975

Physical Description

Architectural model, 'Bank Court Chambers', building with associated shopfronts, part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975

This model represents Nos 80 to 82 King Street, Sydney. The Building is called the Bank Court Chambers. From top left are the offices of: Bowenfels Copper, Coal and Smelting Co., Excelsior Portrait Co. B. Goode manager; Solicitor W.M.F. Brennon; Chas. Mates architect; C.W. Roberts broker; Henry Webb Draper and Milliner (on awning).

This model represents No. 84 King Street, Sydney. William H. Felmingham chemist and druggist, prescribes medicines and drugs, Moulten pain paint, Marshall's tonic nervien for nerve pain, Dr Ricards essence of life.

This model represents Nos. 86 and 88 King Street, Sydney. Building established 1862. Drapery and Haberdashery. Draper William C. Renwick. Wm G. Cameron haberdasher.

Dimensions

Height

490 mm

Width

740 mm

Depth

590 mm

Production

Made

  • 1970-1975

Cite this Object

Harvard

Architectural model 'Bank Court Chambers' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 June 2023, <https://ma.as/108485>

Wikipedia

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