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The Queen Victoria Building, now known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site, and was built as a monument to Queen Victoria
It was built as a monument to the long reigning monarch, and construction took place in dire times, as Sydney was in a severe recession. The elaborate Romanesque architecture was specially planned for the grand building so the Government could employ many out-of-work craftsmen – stonemasons, plasterers, and stained window artists - in a worthwhile project.
|Address:||455 George Street, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.871716|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||George McCrae|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 21st July, 1898|