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446982
  • Title
    Culwulla Chambers, King & Castlereagh Streets, Sydney (for the trustees of the Late S. J. Marks) / plans of business premises by Spain, Cosh & Minnett, architects
  • Creator
  • Call number
    PXD 532/nos. 184-231
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date

    1910-1929
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    446982
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : nos. 194-203, 209
  • Physical Description
    62 drawings - ink on linen and coloured diazotypes, ink on paper, coloured dyeline
  • Scope and Content

    Plan of Business Premises, King & Castlereagh Streets, for the trustees of the Late S.J. Marks (Cullwulla Chambers)
    f184: No. 1 Elevations to King & Castlereagh Sts.
    f185: No. 2 Ground floor & basement plans
    f186: No. 3 First & second floor plans
    f187: No. 4 Third & fourth floor plans
    f188: No. 5 Fifth & sixth floor plans
    f189: No. 6 Seventh & eighth floor plans
    f190: No. 7 Ninth & tenth floor plans
    f191: No. 8 Eleventh & flat roof & caretakers flat
    f192: No. 9 West elevation
    f193: No. 10 Sections
    f194: No. 1 Elevations
    f195: No. 2 Ground floor basement plans
    f196: No. 3 First & second floor plans
    f197: No. 4 Third & fourth floor plans
    f198: No. 5 Fifth & sixth floor plans
    f199: No. 6 Seventh & eighth floor plans
    f200: No. 7 Ninth & tenth floor plans
    f201: No. 8 Eleventh & flat roof & caretakers flat
    f202: No. 9 West elevation
    f203: No. 10 Sections
    f204: No. 11 Plan of girders etc. over basement & ground floors
    f205: No. 12 Plan of girders etc. over first & second floors
    f206: No. 13 Plan of girders etc. over third & fourth floors
    f207: No. 14 Plan of girders etc. over fifth & sixth floors
    f208: No. 15 Plan of girders over seventh & eighth floors
    f209: No. 16 Plan of girders etc. over ninth & tenth floors
    f210: No. 17 Plan of girders over eleventh floor & flat roof level
    ff211-227: Duplicate copies of Nos. 1-17


    Proposed alterations to Shop King Street (Cullwulla Chambers)
    f228: Plan & elevation

    Alterations to New Lavatories to King Street Shop (Cullwulla Chambers)
    f229: Plans, elevation & sections

    Proposed extension of room on flat room at Cullwulla Chambers
    f230: Plan, elevation, section

    Proposed alterations to entrance of Cullwulla Chambers, Castlereagh Street
    F231: Plans, elevations & sections
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright:
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room -
  • General note

    Reaching 50 metres, Culwulla Chambers at King & Castlereagh Streets became Sydneys tallest building in 1912. It contained fourteen storeys and required special permission to build. Designed by Spain, Cosh and Minnett, it cost a record 100,000 pounds. The controversial building raised an outcry that Sydney would develop a New York style skyline. It was considered a fire hazard as fire ladders couldnt reach that height and citizens were worried about the prospect of darkened streets. A subsequent amendment to the building regulations prohibited the erection of buildings taller than 45 metres - a regulation which was in force until 1959 when the A.M.P. building was constructed at Circular Quay.
    Digital order no: Album ID : 823607
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