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Queen Victoria Building : 21-December-2012
Queen Victoria Building : 21-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

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.

Location

Address:455 George Street, Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.871716
Long: 151.206905
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Imperial
Monument Designer:George McCrae

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st July, 1898
Front Inscription

QUEEN VICTORIA 
    BUILDING

Source: MA
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