86-92 Union Street, Pyrmont. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of four double storey shophouses in Sydney’s Pyrmont were originally terrace houses built in 1890 but they’ve suffered quite a lot in the conversion.

Shops: 86-92 Union Street, Pyrmont. Sydney, New South Wales

The ground floor has been completely altered to accomodate shopfronts and the iron lacework of the double storey verandah has been modernised with a wrought iron replacement. Although their Edwardian style chimney pots and rendered party walls remain along with french doors on the upper storey.  The Marseille tile roof contrasts with the concave corrugated iron verandah roof.

Suprisingly these shops are on the City of Sydney heritage list and NSW Heritage database1 due to their streetscape contribution in an area that saw heavy redevelopment in the 20th century and is one of the few remaining rows this close to the Darling Harbour and Star City Casino precinct.

References

  1. NSW Heritage file  2424700

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