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Architectural drawing of proposed Daily Telegraph Building, corner King and Castlereagh Streets, ca. 1912 / designed by Robertson & Marks, Architects, and drawn by N. Hampson

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XV/158

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1wN2AWkn

Architectural drawing of proposed Daily Telegraph Building, corner King and Castlereagh Streets, ca. 1912 / designed by Robertson & Marks, Architects, and drawn by N. Hampson

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Architectural drawing of proposed Daily Telegraph Building, corner King and Castlereagh Streets, ca. 1912 / designed by Robertson & Marks, Architects, and drawn by N. Hampson

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Architectural drawing of proposed Daily Telegraph Building, corner King and Castlereagh Streets, ca. 1912 / designed by Robertson & Marks, Architects, and drawn by N. Hampson

Date

ca. 1912

Call Numbers

XV/158

Record Identifier

1wN2AWkn

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1 drawing - ca. 71.5 x 35 cm, mount 81.2 x 45.5 cm - pen & wash

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Copyright status : In copyright - Life of creator plus 70 years

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Contents

Architectural visual representation of proposed office building for the Daily Telegraph on the corner of King and Castlereagh Streets

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Full title

Architectural drawing of proposed Daily Telegraph Building, corner King and Castlereagh Streets, ca. 1912 / designed by Robertson & Marks, Architects, and drawn by N. Hampson

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NOTES

General note

Pic.Acc. Upgrade Project - Information transferred from Pic.Acc.5625 as part of the eRecords Project 2013-14

Signature / Inscriptions

Bottom right corner: 'Robertson & Marks. Architects.' Bottom left corner: 'N. Hampson. Del.'

Date note

The Daily Telegraph had designs for the building prepared by architects Robertson and Marks in 1912 (this drawing differs to the facade of the current building)

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Presented by Mrs Vesta Davies, April 1984
Pic.Acc.5625

Administrative / Biographical history

The Daily Telegraph Building was designed by the architectural firm Robertson & Marks who were responsible for a large number of Sydney buildings and it includes outstanding examples of architectural detailing in the stonework, ironwork and cupola roofing. The building is historically significant as one of the major buildings erected in Sydney in the period before WW I and as one of the first generation of skyscrapers in Sydney. At the time it was built the Daily Telegraph was Sydney's highest circulating daily newspaper, and it is now one of four surviving former newspaper offices from the period 1900-1930.

The Daily Telegraph Building, built 1914-1916, was designed to house all of the newspaper's functions, with the printing presses located in the basement and sub-basement. The greater part of the ground floor was given over to a large, high, public space with offices on two levels grouped around it. Above it there was a complicated arrangement of low storeys, double-height storeys and mezzanines accommodating paper storage, stereo room and composing room. On the fourth floor, high ceilinged spaces were provided for the board room, library and editorial staff, with five storeys of conventional office space above.

Reference:
Sydney Architecture. http://www.sydneyarchitecture.com/cbd/cbd4-049.htm (accessed 14 August, 2013)...

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XV/158

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1wN2AWkn

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