1898 – Former Health Department, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Walter L. Vernon


The Federation Free Style building is a three storey plus basement brick former office building constructed on a steep site on what is a prominent Macquarie Street corner. The interior was almost completely removed. in the 1980s when it was connected to an adjacent hotel On the Macquarie Street frontage there is fine sandstone carving with neoclassical motifs around the semi-circular entrance doorway, chimney and bay window. The carved coat of arms over the main archway, together with the carved seal of the Board embedded in the chimney on the Albert Street facade, are the only signs of the building’s former use as government offices.