Wollongong (former), NSW, 2500
Posted by: Tuena
S 34° 25.544 E 150° 53.883
56H E 306847 N 6188634
Quick Description: The former Wollongong Post Office is a landmark building within the Crown Street streetscape.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 5/31/2012 5:35:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMEHD1
A heritage listed building of state significance. The Heritage Register (visit link
) provides a detailed history of the building however I found the following of particular interest:
Plans for the post office building were finalised in 1890 by the Colonial Architect’s Office under James Barnet. The two-storey building was completed on 28 October 1892, and comprised offices, telegraph office, public space, battery room, dining room, kitchen, scullery and larder for the residence on the ground floor. The first floor comprised the postmaster’s residence, with five bedrooms, drawing room, bathroom, linen room and balcony.
The Coat of Arms is an outstanding example, without doubt the best I've seen.
The building is vacant but well maintained.