Building Details - Architects of South Australia

Building NameAdelaide Stock Exchange
Client NameAdelaide Stock Exchange
TypeCommercial
StyleFederation/Edwardian
Street No.53-57
Street NameExchange Place
SuburbAdelaide
StateSA
CountryAustralia
Year Designed1900
Year Completed1901
ExtantY
Other ConsultantsWalter Torode, contractor.
Heritage ListingState Heritage Register, Register of the National Estate
LinksAHPI http://www.heritage.gov.au/cgi-bin/ahpi/record.pl?RNE14527; RiAus http://riaus.org.au/about-riaus/history-of-the-science-exchange/
Comments

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.’s workshop thanks to George Brookman’s 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).

Architect NameDunn, Hedley Allen

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