King Street, Sydney

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King Street has been a busy city street since the early 20th Century
A contemporary view of King Street from the same corner
This article is for the city street in Sydney central business district. For the street in the suburb of Newtown, see King Street, Newtown.

King Street is a cross street in the Central Business District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It stretches from King Street Wharf and Lime Street near Darling Harbour in the west, to Queens Square at St. James railway station in the east.[1]

History and description[edit]

King Street was named after Governor King, the third Governor of NSW.

The Watsons Bay tramway ran down King Street until its closure and replacement by buses in 1960.[2]

King Street provides the northern border of Pitt Street Mall. The MLC Centre is a skyscraper that sits on the corner of Castlereagh Street. Other prominent buildings along King Street include the Supreme Court of New South Wales, St. James Church, Sydney and St. James campus of the Sydney Law School.

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002) Maps C,D
  2. ^ D. Keenan: Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979

External links[edit]

Media related to King Street, Sydney at Wikimedia Commons