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Downtown Delights
South of Sydney CBD

Concrete Learning
Macquarie Uni and UTS Ku-ring-gai

Harry & Penelope Seidler House
Completed in 1967

Rose Seidler House
Completed in 1950

The City's Backyard
Surry Hills

Elizabeth Bay & Potts Point
Self-guided walk

Castlecrag
After the Griffins

Canberra
Australia's national capital


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Castlecrag after the Griffins.

This Sydney suburb is closely associated with Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin, but there's also much to be seen that's the work of other architects and builders. A group of Society members were led by heritage architect Roy Lumby on a 'Castlecrag after the Griffins' tour.
The group walked along part of Edinburgh Road as well as some interesting back streets and discovered houses by architects such as Eric Nicholls and Peter Muller; and firms like Allen, Jack & Cottier.
Eric Nicholls
was an associate of Griffin's, and after Griffin's death, went on to manage his practice under the name Griffin & Nicholls. There are numerous fascinating buildings by Nicholls in the area.
If you visit Castlecrag, don't miss St. James' Anglican Church with its relief mural by stonemason and sculptor Bim Hilder.
In the 1930s, Bim Hilder helped to construct The New Haven Scenic Theatre as a community project. The theatre was resurrected and redesigned in 1976, and you can visit its website (featuring a movie made by the Griffins themselves in 1928).

The Audette House, 265-267 Edinburgh Rd, was designed by Peter Muller, and completed in 1953.

 

 

 

200 Edinburgh Rd was designed by the firm of Allen, Jack & Cottier and built in around 1967.

 

 

37-143 Edinburgh Rd. Designed by Eric Nicholls for Dr. Ronald Rivett. Built in the years 1954-55.

 

 

2 The Parapet.



St. James' Anglican church with relief mural by Bim Hilder. See more pictures here.


 

 

 


Main picture: 215 Edinburgh Rd was designed by Eric Nicholls in 1940, and built in 1942 for Stan Moriarty and his family.

 

 

 

 

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