Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Do come in.....!!
History of The Cloisters) is wedged between highrise buildings on St. Georges Terrace in the city, and is considered one of Perth's most valued heritage buildings. It was designed in the classic Victorian Tudor style in diamond design hand made bricks by Richard Roach Jewell and built in 1857 for Matthew Hale, the first Anglican Bishop of WA who opened Bishop Hale's Secondary School for boys, the school's most successful student was John Forrest who became the first Premier of WA. Over the years it has been used for many things, boys school, girls school, boarding school, university hostel and barracks to name a few. These days it is part of the BHP Iron Ore office complex. It has a few times almost been demolished to make way for newer buildings, but has survived hopefully for another hundred years!
Posted by PerthDailyPhoto at 7:03 AM