Thursday, September 10, 2009

Petersham Town Hall

Petersham Town Hall
The first Petersham Town Hall was built on this site at 105 Crystal Street in Petersham in 1882. In 1937 a plan for a new town hall, prepared by architects Rudder & Grout, was accepted and the old hall demolished.

The new building was opened in July, 1938. Much of the interior has been retained and the hall itself has some nice detailing. The building is listed in the RAIA Register of significant 20th century buildings.

The hall had a brush with fame when some of the flamboyant dancing scenes from director Baz Lurhmann's 1992 film "Strictly Ballroom" were filmed in its main auditorium.

Tower detail

Petersham Town Hall tower

Entrance detail

Petersham Town Hall entrance

The auditorium

Petersham Town Hall auditorium

Auditorium ceiling lights

Ceiling lights

Sources :
- Sydney Heritage Listing
- Marrickville Council website

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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