Bathurst Street, Sydney
New South Wales
|Length||650 m (0.4 mi)|
|West end||Harbour Street, Sydney|
|East end||Elizabeth Street, Sydney|
Bathurst Street is a street in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. Bathurst Street runs for 650 metres (2,130 ft) in an west-east direction with traffic flowing in this direction only. It is situated in the southern portion of the central business district. The western terminus of Bathurst Street is at Harbour Street, Darling Harbour, with the eastern terminus at Elizabeth Street, adjacent to Hyde Park.
- The Hyde Park Obelisk, at the eastern end of Bathurst Street, 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.:99 It is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.
- The Church of England St Andrew's Cathedral sits on the north-west corner of Bathurst Street and George Street. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and was listed on the Register of the National Estate.:100
- The former Bank of New South Wales building sits on the south-west corner of Bathurst Street and George Street. It was designed by Varney Parkes and built in 1894 in the American Romanesque style. It is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.:101
- The Vintage building 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.
Media related to Bathurst Street, Sydney at Wikimedia Commons
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- "Thornton's Scent Bottle". Water Supply and Sewerage. City of Sydney.
- Australian Heritage Commission (1981), The Heritage of Australia: the illustrated register of the National Estate, South Melbourne: The Macmillan Company of Australia in association with the Australian Heritage Commission, ISBN 978-0-333-33750-9
- "Sewer Vent". NSW State Heritage Register. Office of Environment & Heritage, Government of New South Wales. 30 November 2001. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
- "Bank of NSW". NSW State Heritage Register. Office of Environment & Heritage, Government of New South Wales. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2016.