Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When one town hall is just not enough!



In North Perth last week I noticed there were two Town Halls side by side. The first Town Hall above c1902 built during WA's gold rush period soon became unable to cope and a second Town Hall, below, was built in 1910, extended in 1933. Most of our fabulous heritage buildings were built during that golden period. The first Town Hall is now known as the Lesser Hall..


... and the new Town Hall the Main Hall. Here's the thing! The Town of North Perth in it's own right was short-lived.. amalgamating into the Town of Perth in 1914. These two wonderful building are now used as function rooms and tres splendid they are, check out some images here. I would love to transport myself back to this era just to have a peek, wouldn't you? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


27 comments:

  1. Interesting changes in architectural style in such a short period. Whatever the state of the economy our town councils never seem to be short of money to build new offices for themselves.

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  2. YES! Let's time travel to the Pacific past!

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  3. They are in fine shape, Grace! We have our Old City Hall right beside our New City Hall. The old 1889 one is now used for courts and the city is run our of the new 1960s one.

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  4. Very beautiful buildings indeed. Glad they are maintained and still used. Seems like the early 1900's was a great time in Perth and where I grew up in the USA, but I missed the first part of the 1900s!

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  5. It's wonderful that they have been preserved. They're beautiful, and yes, I think it would be fun to go back to another era, but only for a short time! :)

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  6. They look splendid for being over 100 years old. They are both beautiful but I think I prefer Lesser Hall. When does the time machine operate. I'd imagine there would be a long line waiting to go to a long ago era. :)

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  7. Contrasts of architectural styles with both being nice.

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  8. You can see the difference in the architecture as to when they were built, the 2nd one almost looks a bit masonic.

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  9. Both of these buildings are worth keeping and using. It's always enjoyable to see these buildings and imagine what they must have been like back when they were first built. Just picture all those pioneering people assembled inside.

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  10. Both of these buildings are quite handsome.

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  11. Two really fine buildings! What splendid memories both of them must contain! They certainly are a testament to how fast growth can overtake even the best of planning.

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  12. I love this double arrangement to complete the business conducted by the "town hall." Also find the different architecture interesting, altho not startling different.

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  13. I like the style in which the buildings were built. And yes it would be most interesting if we could travel back in time and have a peek what it was like back then!

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  14. That is special to have two townhalls, they look both very nice and well maintained.

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  15. They look so beautiful sitting there side by side!

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  16. Love the older building but good that they are being used for great occasions as the link shows. Take care, Diane

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  17. Oh, Grace, I likely just walked by unknowing! So: Thanks for the update - and "inside", too, looks pretty impressive.

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  18. I totally agree, especially when they are of such lovely craftsmanship!

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  19. Fancy having two town halls ...both fine buildings

    All the best Jan

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  20. The Lesser Hall? Were they trying to give the poor thing an inferiority complex?

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  21. Two town-halls are better than one! Arianna

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  22. Yes, two are definitely better than one!

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