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Ochiltree House

Ochiltree House
A Victorian home of brick and iron construction.  Extensive verandahs including first floor with abundant iron lace.  The front elevation is capped with a Mansard roof with slates laid in patterns. The land was acquired in 1837 by Nathanial Alexander Knox (Officer of the East India Company and Founder of the ... Continue Reading »

Adelaide Botanic Garden- Palm House Conservatory

The Adelaide Botanic Garden Palm House is a rare example of the larger iron and glass botanical houses of the mid-late 19th Century made possible by the technological developments of the Industrial Revolution. It is an excellent example of a sophisticated tensile structure and its design by the German architect Gustav ... Continue Reading »

Adelaide Arcade

Adelaide Arcade
Adelaide Arcade is a well preserved example of a Victorian shopping arcade. The Arcade runs between Rundle Mall (formerly Street) and Grenfell Street. It is lined with small speciality shops on the ground floor and small businesses on the upper level. The façades are each surmounted by an octagonal dome bearing a ... Continue Reading »

Training School for Teachers

This building of accomplished Tudor design by the architect E.J. Woods, was erected in 1876 as the Training School for Teachers (or Pupil Teacher School).  In 1908 the School amalgamated with Advanced School for Girls and the Grote Street School to form Adelaide High School. The two storey building with its ... Continue Reading »