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Latec House

From http://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.… Read More »Latec House

Corporation Baths

The site of the City Arcade between Hunter and Newcomen Streets has historical significance as an early source of fresh water for the Newcastle community. It is also significant as the site of the Corporation Baths and the city’s first shopping arcade, which retains many of its original features. 26 June, 2012 10:02AM AEST Hidden Newcastle – the secret baths under City Arcade By Barney Langford for ABC Newcastle Local Treasures The site of the City Arcade between Hunter and Newcomen Streets has historical significance as an early source of fresh water for the Newcastle community. It is also significant as the site of the… Read More »Corporation Baths