Old Mittagong Post Office

Old Mittagong Post Office is a heritage-listed former post office at 5 Station Street, Mittagong, Wingecarribee Shire, New South Wales, Australia. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[2][3]

Old Mittagong Post Office
Mittagong Post Office.jpg
General information
Location5 Station Street, Mittagong, Wingecarribee Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates34°27′06″S 150°26′52″E / 34.4517°S 150.4479°E / -34.4517; 150.4479
Completed1890
Technical details
Floor count2
Design and construction
Main contractorGatty and Flook[1]
Old Mittagong Post Office is located in New South Wales
Old Mittagong Post Office
Location within New South Wales#Location within Australia
Old Mittagong Post Office is located in Australia
Old Mittagong Post Office
Old Mittagong Post Office (Australia)
Official name: Post Office (former); Post Office
Typestate heritage (built)
Designated2 April 1999
Reference no.00631
Typehistoric site

HistoryEdit

The old Mittagong Post Office was built in 1890-91. The land was purchased from the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney in 1887, and it was built by Gatty and Flook, who tendered £1393 for construction. The verandah was removed c. 1948, and the balcony was infilled with windows featuring glass louvres some time after 1949. Low cast iron lace work balustrade was also removed. The building was originally all facebrick, which has been painted and paint removed over time. In 1917 a photo shows the eastern wall painted but the front unpainted.[3][4][1][5]

In 1962, planning commenced to replace the old post office with a new building on Hume Highway, for which tenders closed about July 1963. The new post office opened on 4 August 1964, after which the Station Street office closed.[3]

In October 2015, the Wingecarribee council approved a renovation proposal which would turn the most of the ground floor into a cafe and the remainder, along with the first floor into accommodation and office space. Two detached two-storey additions on the site were approved at the same time.[6] The ground floor was vacant in February 2018.[7]

Heritage listingEdit

Old Mittagong Post Office was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GARDEN AND FIELD CALENDAR FOR MARCH". Goulburn Evening Penny Post. New South Wales, Australia. 8 March 1890. p. 3 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ a b "Post Office (former)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00631. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Mittagong Post Office (Former)". New South Wales Heritage Database. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Settlers linked by letters". Southern Highland News. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Mittagong History: Court and Post Office". Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Restoration for old post office". Southern Highland News. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  7. ^ "5 Station St Mittagong". Google Street View. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

AttributionEdit

External linksEdit

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