The Downing Centre is on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Liverpool Street on the Central Station end of the CBD. It houses part of the District Court of New South Wales.
In a previous life, this building housed the Mark Foy's department store. The magnificent mosaic in the foyer, dates from this earlier incarnation. The brothers Foy commenced to trade from this building in 1909 and ceased when the firm went into receivership in 1980. They had installed Australia's first escalator in 1964 - just yesterday! Mark Foy was responsible for the Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath in the Blue Mountains.