Friday, May 29

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Zaara Street Powerstation
buildings, businesses, coal, harbour, industry, work

Zaara Street Powerstation

From Wikipedia: Zaara Street Power Station was situated on Zaara Street, in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. It was built to supply power for the New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR) in 1915, when the first turbo-alternator of 2.5 megawatts was commissioned. The installation of additional plant in 1920 led to a generating capacity of 28.5 megawatts (MW). Surplus capacity in the Railway Commissioner's power grid was sold to municipal councils and other bodies responsible for the supply of electricity to the general public. Zaara Street Power Station was connected to the grid of the Electricity Supply Department of the Newcastle Borough Council in 1917, and supplied much of Newcastle's electricity needs throughout the 1920s. Later known as the Newcastle Ele
Latec House
buildings, businesses

Latec House

From www.grandmercureapartments.com.au: Latec House was designed in 1956 by Peddle Thorp & Walker with construction commencing late 1957. The eleven-storey building was officially opened on 24 April 1959 by The Federal AttorneyGeneral, Sir Garfield Barwick. At this time Latec House was the tallest building in Newcastle, rising 128 feet above Hunter Street, and was described as being ‘in the heart of the city’s thriving motor industry’. The last tenants left in May 1988 and the building was never occupied. It was 1988 that saw speculation that the building may become a hotel.   During the demolition process, Victorian-era terraces dating back to 1879 were revealed. These had been hidden behind more modern facades.