Public Buildings and Spaces continued

Religious buildings

Industrial buildings

Educational buildings

Public facilities


Public libraries

Theatres and cinemas

Transport buildings


Sports facilities

Public facilities

Buildings such as the Harvest Terrace side of the Western Australian Parliament (1902-04),
and the Supreme Court (1902) are typical of the surge of construction for public purposes which occurred around the turn of the century.  Public buildings constructed over the first three decades of the twentieth century were characterized by an 'Edwardian classicism', in particular, which sought to impose a sense of orderliness and authority. 
The General Post Office building in Forrest Place (begun in 1914 and completed in 1923) and the Commonwealth Bank (completed in 1933) reflect this style with classical pillars used to communicate a sense of solidity and permanency.

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