Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Burwood Post Office

Recently I was in the Inner west suburb of Burwood. The old post office (now let for commercial purposes) is a beautiful example of Victorian Italianate architecture.


  1. And I would add... a very unusual example of Victorian Italianate architecture. Do we know who the architect was?

  2. Hels:
    Walter Liberty Vernon, government architect 1890-1911

  3. The following vernon buildings are on the National estate register:

    The following Vernon buildings are on the Register of the National Estate.[3]

    Lidcombe State Hospital
    Burwood Post Office, Sydney
    Annandale Post Office, Sydney
    Crows Nest Fire Station, Sydney
    Kitchen Block, Parramatta Psychiatric Centre
    Newtown Post Office, Sydney
    Redfern Court House, Sydney
    Former Police Station, Taylor Square, Darlinghurst, Sydney
    Main Warehouse, Darling Island, Pyrmont, Sydney
    Pyrmont Post Office, Sydney
    Pyrmont Fire Station, Sydney
    Former Police Station, Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Domain, Sydney
    Herbarium, Sydney Botanical Gardens
    Shelter House, Sydney Botanical Gardens
    Central Railway Station, Sydney
    Central Police Court, Liverpool Street, Sydney
    Registrar-General's Building, Prince Albert Road, Sydney
    West Wing, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
    Stable Square, Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond
    Hay Court House
    Wagga South Public School, Wagga Wagga
    Maitland Court House
    Newcastle Court House
    Newcastle Post Office
    Lismore Post Office
    Parkes Court House
    Lands Board Office Building, Dubbo
    Paterson Reid and Bruce Ltd, York Street, Sydney (with Howard Joseland)
    Former Premier's Office, Sydney (additions by W.L.V.)
    Randwick Police Station, Sydney (additions by W.L.V.)
    Customs House, Sydney (additions by W.L.V.)
    Chief Secretary's Building, Sydney (additions by W.L.V.)
    Balranald Post Office (additions by W.L.V.)
    Armidale Post Office (additions by W.L.V.)