Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
Maclean Post Office building, 46 River Street, Maclean, NSW 2463
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The building is of architectural interest as an example of the Federation Free style and for its associations with the government architect W L Vernon .
AFTER having only two owners in the past 124 years, the heritage-listed post office building in Maclean is up for sale.
Built in 1893 to a design by W L Vernon, Government Architect. It has walls of double brick on concrete foundations the upper storey being externally rough cast with cement pebble render.
The first post office was built in 1862 in Maclean, before being moved in 1872, and then was decommissioned as a post office when the purpose-built post office opened.
The iconic Heritage Listed building is sited on a 525.8sqm land parcel, zoned B2 Local Centre and offers dual street frontage to River Street and McNaughton Place.
While the original postmaster’s residence remains attached to the post office, it is now used as a mail sorting room and for staff amenities while a new residence was purchased in Alexander St for the postmaster.