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Mittagong Post Office (Former)

Item details

Name of item: Mittagong Post Office (Former)
Other name/s: Post Office (Former)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Postal and Telecommunications
Category: Post Office
Primary address: 5 Station Street, Mittagong, NSW 2575
Local govt. area: Wingecarribee
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Station StreetMittagongWingecarribee  Primary Address

Description

Construction years: 1890-1891
Modifications and dates: - Verandah removed c.1948.
- Balcony infilled with windows featuring glass louvres some time after 1949. Low cast iron lace work balustrade also removed.
- Building was originally all facebrick. Facebrick has been painted and paint removed over time. In 1917 a photo shows the eastern wall painted but the front unpainted.

History

Historical notes: The Post Office building was used until replaced with a site on Hume Highway (now 61-63 Main Street) in the 1960s. The new Mittagong Post Office planning goes back to at least 1962; tenders closed around about July 1963. The new Post Office was officially opened on the Hume Highway location on Tuesday 4 August 1964. The new office was opened by Mr Jeff BATE, M.H.R., on behalf of the Postmaster-General. This post office was demolisehed c.1995 and replaced with the current development which also houses the current post office.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Regional Environmental PlanIllawarra REP No. 1 11 Apr 86 60 
Local Environmental PlanWLEP 2010I149216 Jun 10   

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
PhotographEmery, Linda2008Pictorial History Southern Highlands

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2681492


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