Category Archives: Historic places

Sculptures on David Jones Building

Adelaide Central Plaza  Most South Australians and many other people from other parts of Australia and around the world will know about John Martin in connection with retail history in Adelaide. Partners Otto Peters and John Martin established a drapery … Continue reading

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Peregine Building

135 Rundle Mall | ADELAIDE  SA 5000 If you have walked down Rundle Mall near Twin Street, once or many times it is possible that you have not noticed this building. It currently houses Foot Locker, Dymocks Books and Price … Continue reading

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Observatory House

84 Flinders Street ADELAIDE  5000 This Queen Anne style building on Flinders Street is one of Adelaide’s survivors. It was commissioned in 1906 by G.C.W. Kohler who was an instrument maker. His company made spectacles, binoculars and telescopes – things … Continue reading

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Thebarton Air Raid Shelter

92 South Road TORRENSVILLE SA (Corner Ashley Street & South Road TORRENSVILLE SA) Have you ever noticed this structure on South Road, just near the Thebarton Oval? Or wondered what it is? This is an air raid shelter built in the … Continue reading

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Old Fire Station Thebarton

Located in Carlton Parade | THEBARTON SA (now a private residence) Thebarton is Adelaide’s suburb – established in 1839 just after the colony was proclaimed in 1836. Thebarton got its name from the home place of Captain Colonel William Light. … Continue reading

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Fawn Coffee

269 Gilles Street Adelaide 5000 |Find them on Facebook Open Monday – Friday 07:30 – 16:00; Saturday 08:30 – 14:00 Fawn Coffee is a wonderful little gem tucked away in Adelaide’s southern corner – a short walk from Hutt Street. It … Continue reading

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Z Ward for the criminally insane

25 Conyngham St, Glenside SA 5065 | Phone:(08) 8223 1234 Find out about tours Read more  about Z Ward here You would think that a place for the criminally insane in the 19th century would be a dark place. It is surprising to … Continue reading

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