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Liverpool Memorial School of Arts

Liverpool Memorial School of Arts
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Memorial School of Arts - photo by Liverpool City Library
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Memorial School of Arts - photo by Liverpool City Library
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Memorial School of Arts - photo by Liverpool City Library
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Memorial School of Arts - photo by Liverpool City Library
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Description / Background

The School of Arts building in Liverpool was built as a memorial to local soldiers who fought in the First World War. It is an example of "Interwar Georgian Revival" style architecture. Characteristic details include the symmetrical front façade, hipped roof, entrance portico and multi paned sash windows.

The foundation stones were laid on 5 April 1924, one stone was laid by Major-General Cox on behalf of the soldiers, and the second stone was laid by the Mayor of Liverpool, Alderman Ashcroft on the behalf of the School of Arts. The School was opened by Major-General Cox on 28 March 1925.

Inscription

Foundation stones:

This stone was laid by Major General C.F. Cox, K.C.M.G C.B. V.D. April 5th 1924

This stone was laid by Ald. L.J. Ashcroft Mayor April 5th 1924

Plaque:

1986

In commemoration of the gift of this restored building and land to the Liverpool City Council for public usage. By the committee Don Chalmers President 1963 - 1986, Bob Campbell Secretary - Treasurer 1970 - 1986, Trustees Patrick Murray & Matt Glavich. Also in memory of Mr John Watson for his service to the Liverpool School of Arts 1930 - 1980 RIP.

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Address
306 Macquarie Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Local Government Area
Liverpool, City of
Memorial type
Building
Recorded by
Liverpool City Library
Year of construction
5 April 1924
Dedication date
28 March 1925
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18