Plan Of Prince Alfred Park Showing The Position Of Buildings For The Agricultural Society’s Exhibition
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Plan Of Prince Alfred Park Showing The Position Of Buildings For The Agricultural Society’s Exhibition

1872. Lithograph, initialled “T.H.” in image lower left, 88.5 x 57.1cm. Paper loss to old folds and corners, minor creases, slight foxing. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

Text includes “Supplement to The Sydney Mail, April 20, 1872.” This plan shows the park bordered by Cleveland and Devonshire Streets, and by Castlereagh Street (now Chalmers Street). Held in SLNSW.

The first Agricultural Society Exhibition was held at Prince Alfred Park in 1869 and continued annually to 1881 before moving to Moore Park in 1882. The Exhibition Building was used for various events up to 1954, including a period where it housed the War Memorial Museum from 1925 to 1936. A swimming pool was proposed to be built within the Exhibition Building, but as the structure was considered to be a fire hazard it was demolished in 1954, making way for an Olympic-sized pool. Ref: City of Sydney, Sydney Architecture.

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Item #CL198-23

Price (AUD): $3,300.00  other currencies

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