Broadway NSW 2007: Gardener’s Lodge Cafe

December 8, 2012

Victorian Academic Gothic c.1840-1890 is a style used mainly for churches and cathedrals, and, in Australia, essentially a masonry style, with lots of motifs pinched straight from the C13 and C14. Think (in Sydney) St Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral, the main buildings of the University of Sydney, St Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral and St Mark’s Anglican Church, Darling Point. Moreover, there are several snug gatehouses at the entrances to Sydney University (Missenden Road, City Road) in the same Gothic Revival style, as well as this Gardener’s Lodge in Victoria Park, near Sydney University. Style indicators: stone masonry, steeply pitched roof, (here) heavy chimneys imitating pinnacles. Bush tucker includes kangaroo, warrigal greens and lemon myrtle.

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Reference

Richard Apperly et al. A Pictorial Guide to Identifying Australian Architecture: Styles and Terms from 1788 to the Present. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1989.

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