Saturday, 27 December 2014

The Rocks - 138 Cumberland Street


This building could just be seen in the corner of yesterday's "ghost" building (thanks, Joan). It is far from the first building on the corner of Cumberland Street and Long's Lane (originally known as Maori Lane), having been constructed between 1880 and 1882. It has had a speckled history going from drapery, to butchery, to boarding house, to delapidated squat, to recruitment office. According to historian Grace Karskens, Longs Lane in the 1860s was far from sanitary, with seven cramped houses sharing one water tap.

5 comments:

cieldequimper said...

What a history! If walls could talk...

Julie said...

The history of my city, and the history of your city, Ciel, are so vastly different.

William Kendall said...

The first shot has quite an imposing quality to it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What amazes me given unsanitary conditions etc. how the buildings have managed to adapt time and time again.

Cameron Robertson said...

I simply love architecture especially those of historical buildings. There is a landmark nearby storage in Pittwater where I work at that has intricate details all over its walls and people often take time to appreciate each time they pass by.