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90/586-4 Architectural model, various shopfronts, part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975. Click to enlarge.

Architectural model of shopfronts on King Street, Sydney

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.

90/586-4

Object Statement

Architectural model, various shopfronts, part of King Street Sydney streetscape, 1870-1890, plywood / cardboard / plastic, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, Australia, 1970-1975

Physical Description

This model represents Nos 114 to 124 King Street, Sydney. At No. 114 is James Brown, picture framer. At No. 116 is Yankee Doodle Tobacco. At No. 118 is Nicholson & Co., habit and robe maker. At No. 120 is Edwin Harper, fruiterer. At No. 122 is Henry Wood Oyster Cafe. At No. 124 is the Canadian Rubber Stamp Co., 'Novelties, Notions etc'.

Dimensions

Height

530 mm

Width

920 mm

Depth

580 mm

Production

Made

  • 1970-1975

Cite this Object

Harvard

Architectural model of shopfronts on King Street, Sydney 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/108513>

Wikipedia

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