Railway barracks. Lot 3 Young Street. Albury, New South Wales

The railway barracks at Albury is an important heritage registered row of 8 cottages built in 1890 as temporary rest houses for coach staff1 and believed to be the oldest of its kind remaining in Australia.

Currently in derelict condition with extensive boardings and graffiti it is protected on the NSW Heritage register. As part of the ongoing Albury railway station redevelopment urban renewal project it is being preserved for future adaptive reuse.

Railway barracks Lot 3 Young Street Albury New South Wales

Railway barracks Lot 3 Young Street Albury New South Wales

Architecturally it is a simple single gable construction forming one long row which is more pronounced with the removal of chimneys and past re-roofing. The building features decorative timberwork including timber brackets and finials on the gables, along with decorative brickwork including indented brick cornicework, rounded vents, window ledges and window and door arches.

References

  1. Albury Railway Precinct. NSW Heritage

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