C1882

Architectural Progress of Sydney.-Messrs. Farmer and Company’s Proposed New Buildings, Pitt and Market Streets.

Exterior view of the Farmer and Company’s department store, Victoria House, Pitt Street, Sydney. The architect was Canadian born John Horbury Hunt, a founding member of the local Society for the Promotion of Architecture and Fine Art, forerunner of the … Read Full Description

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S/N: ISN-NS-82122316–199040
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Full Title:

Architectural Progress of Sydney.-Messrs. Farmer and Company’s Proposed New Buildings, Pitt and Market Streets.

Date:

C1882

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving.

Image Size: 

274mm 
x 228mm
AUTHENTICITY
Architectural Progress of Sydney.-Messrs. Farmer and Company's Proposed New Buildings, Pitt and Market Streets. - Antique Print from 1882

Genuine antique
dated:

1882

Description:

Exterior view of the Farmer and Company’s department store, Victoria House, Pitt Street, Sydney. The architect was Canadian born John Horbury Hunt, a founding member of the local Society for the Promotion of Architecture and Fine Art, forerunner of the Institute of Architects of New South Wales.

The Farmer drapery business was established in 1839 by Joseph and Caroline Farmer. Located initially opposite the Victoria Theatre in Pitt Street, it expanded into a purpose built department store further south on Pitt Street in 1874. For over a century Farmer & Co. was a leading innovator in Australian retail trading and an important Sydney commercial and social institution: in 1866 it encouraged the Saturday Half Holiday Association and later became the first business house in Australia to close at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. In 1923 the company received Australia’s first commercial broadcasting licence and broadcast as 2FC (Farmer & Co.).

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

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