Bathurst Street, Sydney
New South Wales
|Length||0.65 km (0.4 mi)|
|West end||Harbour Street, Sydney|
|East end||Elizabeth Street, Sydney|
Bathurst Street is a cross street in the Central Business District of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is situated in the southern portion of the Sydney central business district and runs from Darling Harbour in the west, across the ridge where it crosses George Street, and then on to Elizabeth Street in the east at Hyde Park. It is 650 metres long.
At the eastern end of Bathurst Street is an obelisk which was erected in 1857 and unveiled by the Mayor, George Thornton. The monument is actually a sewer vent, and soon the joke around town was to call it 'Thornton’s Scent Bottle'. The obelisk is an example of the Victorian Egyptian style and was based on Cleopatra's Needle in London. It is heritage-listed.
Former Bank of New South Wales
The Vintage Building
The Vintage is situated on the corner of Bathurst and Sussex Streets. It was built in the 1890s and was just one of many warehouses that sprang up in the area because of its proximity to Darling Harbour. It was used as a flour mill while owned by Aitken and Son; later owners included Mungo Scott Ltd. In 1979 it was converted to apartments. It has a state heritage listing.
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