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Address 101 Payneham Road ST PETERS
Locality ST. PETERS
Accuracy H - high level confidence
Development Plan Norwood Payneham and St Peters Council
Polygon Type B - Building footprint
Details (Known As) St Peters Town Hall & Banquet Hall (both now part of a larger Civic Centre)
Registered Name Local Government Building - St. Peters Town Hall and Banquet Hall
Significance The Original Town Hall Building was designed by one of 'Adelaide's most illustrious 19th century Architects.... Rowland Rees (1840-1904)'. In the Victorian Mannerist Style, it is a competent, use specific design in which the architect has chosen to express the building's municipal purpose with an elaborate and dignified front face. Rees' use of columns and entablatures standing proud of the walls and deliberate disruption of the otherwise symmetrical composition with a Palladian entrance arch is well handled and typifies the style and its 'desire to be unusual'. Unfortunately, much of Rees' artistry, and the building's ability to represent the architectural style and its aesthetic ideals, was removed along with the embellishments in 1965. The later Banquet Hall (1912) was a distinctive architectural composition, and example of the Federation free Style, which was a style employed Australia-wide. Its scale was appropriate to its street context and its materials complemented the Town Hall Building, but it was never a coherent composition. Its vaulted ceiling is unusual. Its designer Charles Rutt, was a successful architect responsible for many other buildings in Adelaide, but is not considered exceptional. (Conservation Plan of the St Peters Civic Centre 1994)
Subject Index Community facilities - Town Hall
Class State
Status Code REG - Confirmed as a State Heritage Place in the SA Heritage Register
Status Date 23-APR-1992
LGA Norwood, Payneham and St Peters
State Heritage ID 12727
Heritage Number 5604
Section 16
As listed in the SA Heritage Register
Plan Parcel & Title Information CT 5847/278 F136449 A98


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