Building Details - Architects of South Australia

Building NameAdelaide Stock Exchange
Client NameAdelaide Stock Exchange
Street No.53-57
Street NameExchange Place
Year Designed1900
Year Completed1901
Other ConsultantsWalter Torode, contractor.
Heritage ListingState Heritage Register, Register of the National Estate
LinksSA Heritage Places database RiAus talk by Ron Gibbs with images

It is a rare example of Federation/Edwardian style in Adelaide. Furthermore, its Arts and Crafts influences were not common in commercial buildings at that time. A feature of this red brick building was the stained glass window made in William Morris & Co.ís workshop thanks to George Brookmanís philanthropy. It was designed by John Henry Dearle with three of the six panels after the designs of pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne Jones. It suffered two fires (1930s and 1980s) which led to internal refitting. The Stock Exchange moved in 1991 and the building now houses RiAus, a sister science organisation to the Royal Institution of Great Britain. The western end has been restored to its former 1901 status whilst the eastern end has a more contemporary space (Page: 118; AHPI; RiAus: History of the Science Exchange).

See also Marsden, S, Sumerling, P and Stark, P (1990) Heritage of the City of Adelaide, Corporation of the City of Adelaide, Adelaide, pp81-2.

Architect NameDunn, Hedley Allen

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