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90/586-3 Architectural model, 'Continental Hotel / Theatre Royal', part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975. Click to enlarge.

Architectural model 'Continental Hotel and Theatre Royal'

Made
  • 1970-1975
This is one of 23 architectural models representing 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.

Yet Sydney was also taking on its modern form as a business and professional centre, with architecture to match. This lost city catches Sydney at a cross roads in its history. A bustling variety of people and activities began to make way for a …

Summary

Object No.

90/586-3

Object Statement

Architectural model, 'Continental Hotel / Theatre Royal', part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975

Physical Description

Architectural model, 'Continental Hotel / Theatre Royal', part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975

This model represents Nos 126 to 134 King Street, Sydney. At No. 126 is the American Exchange. An awning indicates "Theatre Royal Stalls". At No. 128 Theatre Royal Bar. The next building has the date 1862 and at No. 130 is Pringle Property Agent. At No. 132 is National Hotel. At No. 134 is J.A. Quin, barber and Continental Hotel.

Dimensions

Height

560 mm

Width

950 mm

Depth

555 mm

Production

Made

  • 1970-1975

Cite this Object

Harvard

Architectural model 'Continental Hotel and Theatre Royal' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 June 2023, <https://ma.as/108512>

Wikipedia

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