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ARCHITECT: JAMES BARNET (1873-1881) WALTER LIBERTY VERNON (1894-1896)
Sydney's Chief Secretary's building (originally the Colonial Secretary's building) was built in two stages in the Venetian Renaissance or Victorian Free Classical architectural style between 1873 and 1896.
Similar to other buildings of the perior, the warm exterior utilizes sandstone and features mansard and dome.
Each building features nine life-size statues, six external.
The structure faces on three streets; Macquarie Street, Bridge Street, and Phillip Street.
Each has its own entrance labelled "Colonial Secretary," "Public Entrance," and "Secretary of Works," respectively.
Like several other historical government buildings, it is located in the central downtown area.
The building is now on the New South Wales State Heritage Register.
To me, similar to the other sandstone buildings of the period, this building has a warm, solid, elegance.
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Chief Secretary's Building from the corner of Bridge Street and Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2018.
Chief Secretary's Building from the corner of Macquarie Street and Bridge Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2018.
Detail of the Bridge Street facade, Chief Secretary's Building, 65 Bridge Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2018.
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