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Albion Post Office (former)

Summary

This masonry structure was erected in 1925-26 as a Post Office containing a mail room, office and letter carriers room. It was built by J Doyle to a standard plan developed by the Commonwealth for suburban Post Offices. This building replaced an earlier 1890s structure, and was a continuation of a postal service in Albion since 1876. The building was disposed of by the Commonwealth in 1995 and has subsequently been acquired as an office for an architectural firm.

Significance

  • a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history

    as the final of a sequence of post offices servicing Albion.

  • g) It has a strong or special association with the life or work of a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons

    association with the local Albion community for the postal and telegraph services provided.

Place details
At 349 Sandgate Road , ALBION, 4010
Categories: Communication - Postal
Event(s): Constructed circa 1925
Period(s): Interwar (1919-1939)
Style(s): Interwar - Georgian Revival
Fabric component(s): Walls - Masonry - Face brick - Combination
People involved: Builder - J. Doyle
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Albion Post Office (former)


(Last updated - 14 Mar 2016)



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NOTE: The purpose of this report is to provide a general reference source of information about the main historical and descriptive features that contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage place. It is based on available evidence and may be re-assessed if further information becomes available. It is NOT an official report and does not in any way replace the official Heritage Register entry, which can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner should undertake a thorough conservation study of the heritage place before any action is taken which may affect its significance as a heritage listed place. For further information please phone Council on 3403 8888.

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