Fitzgerald Street Northam

Former National Bank - No 55

 

Fitzgerald Street Northam, Former National Bank, Northam, Western Australia

This building was once the National Bank and the Northam Shire Council Offices. It was built in 1908 in Federation Free Classical Style.

Former Western Australia Bank - No 85

 

Fitzgerald Street Northam, Former Western Australia, Northam, Western Australia

This building was constructed in 1918, in Inter-War Academic Classical Style and was once the WA Bank.

Shamrock Hotel - No 112

 

Fitzgerald Street, Shamrock Hotel, Northam, Western Australia

This two storey rendered stone and brick building was built between 1861 - 1866 for George Throssell. The hotel was built in Victorian Georgian Style. Known originally as Farmer's Home Hotel, in 1891 the new owner, Joseph O'Hara, changed the hotel's name to 'The Shamrock'. The building features decorative parapet and a suspended canopy over the footpath. The building also cleverly accommodates the bend in the road. Today, little of the interior has changed, still having the original pressed metal ceilings, stained glass windows and staircase.

Former State Housing Commission - No 129

 

Fitzgerald Street, Former State Housing Commission House, Northam, Western Australia

This building was constructed in 1906, in Federation Free Style.

Former Bank of New South Wales - No 161

Fitzgerald Street, Former Bank of New South Wales, Northam, Western Australia

This building which was once the Bank of New South Wales building, was constructed in 1915, in Federation Academic Classical Style.

Commonwealth Bank Building - No 181

Fitzgerald Street, Commonwealth Bank, Northam, Western Australia

This two storey, Inter War Stripped Classical Style building was constructed in 1923. Known as the Commonwealth Bank building, it features curved entrance portico (composed of double height, fluted columns with Corinthian capitals), stepped roof parapet which reaches a central apex and a zigzag frieze in the entablature which represent a Inter War Beaux Arts style.

Commercial Hotel - No 188

Fitzgerald Street, Commercial Hotel, Northam, Western Australia

The Commercial Hotel was built for Michael Cody between 1902 to 1903, in Federation Filigree Style. Michael Cody was also owner of the Grand Hotel, which was located right near to the Old Railway Station, a little further up the road.

Northam Post Office - No 239 - 243

 

Fitzgerald Street, Northam Post Office, Northam, Western Australia

The Northam Post Office was built in 1908, in Federation Free Style. The building was design by Hillson Beasley, chief architect of the Western Australian Public Works Department.

Northam Advertiser Building - No 245

Fitzgerald Street, Northam Advertiser building, Northam, Western Australia

The Northam Advertiser began as the Central Districts Advertiser and Agricultural and Mining Journal on 25 November, 1893. The first editorial was written by J.T. Reilly. The Federation warehouse was constructed in 1893 in a Inter-War Stripped Classical Style. The building features four ribbed, rendered masonry piers which are topped by a decorative beam. The beam bears the name of the establishment.

Northam Town Council Offices - No 298

 

Fitzgerald Street, Northam Town Council Offices, Northam, Western Australia

The grey cement Town Council Offices were constructed between 1971 - 1974, in Late 20th-Century Brutalist Style. The architect was Ivan Ivanoff.

Northam Public Library - No 298

Fitzgerald Street, Northam Public Library, Northam, Western Australia

The Northam Library, like the Council Offices was built between 1971 - 1974, in Late 20th-Century Brutalist Style by architect, Ivan Ivanoff.

Avon Bridge Hotel - No 310

 

Fitzgerald Street, Avon Bridge Hotel, Northam, Western Australia

The Avon Bridge Hotel is located on the corner of Fitzgerald and Gairdner St. The hotel was constructed between 1859 - 1897 in Victorian Georgian Style.

Wilding's Hotel

Fitzgerald Street, Wildings Hotel, Northam, Western Australia

This two storey Georgian structure is all that remains of the original Wilding's Hotel. The hotel was built in 1860 from local stone. It features squared stone quoins. The building is now part of the Avon Hotel.

Former Northam Railway Station

 

Fitzgerald Street, Former Northam Railway Station, Northam, Western Australia

The single storey brick, iron and timber Railway Station was constructed in 1900, in Federation Free Style.

Grand Hotel - No 426

Fitzgerald Street, Grand Hotel, Northam, Western Australia

The Grand Hotel was built in 1895, for Michael Cody (who did all the timber work) in Federation Filigree Style. The two storey brick and iron hotel is one of the few Australian hotels that still has its original timber verandah intact. Cody was also instrumental in building the Commercial Hotel further along Fitzgerald Street, closer to the town central. The Grand Hotel was built about a hundred metres from the first West Northam Railway Station. Passengers arriving in Northam would often be greeted with a bellringer inviting people to wanderer over to the hotel for a drink and entertainment. The Grand was often frequented by the railway workers.


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