There’s been a lot of talk in Hobart about the demolition of 10 Murray St to make way for the Parliament Square project (Hobart’s answer to Melbourne’s Federation Square apparently). See more information about the battle to save 10 Murray at the official site and on my blog page.
10 Murray has dominated much of the discussion, but on the opposite side of the block sits 2-4 Salamanca Place, formerly the home of The Printing Authority of Tasmania, but now left to rot. This 1950’s art deco building will also be demolished to make way for the redevelopment.
I wandered down there last week to have a look and take some photos just in case it does go. It is a sad sight, but more due to its state of abandonment than its facade.
Her lines are still beautiful and speak to us of a time when buildings and architecture were allowed to trumpet the pride of their inhabitants.
If you’re in Hobart, please go and have a look, and take your kids as well…