Hobart Town Hall
50 Macquarie Street, Hobart
Saturday, Nov 11
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Architect: Henry Hunter (1866)
Designed by Henry Hunter, the opening of Hobart Town Hall in 1866 was marked with a splendid ball that went from dusk until dawn.
The carefully ordered and imposing building was constructed of sandstone quarried from nearby Bridgewater and Knocklofty. Originally housing the police force and magistrates court, the building boasts a grand ballroom with one of the finest historic pipe organs in Australia and a three-bay entry porch with Tuscan columns and side porticos. Other architectural details include pediments over upper-level windows, quoins, cornices with both egg and dart and tendrils, bracketed eaves and chimney caps.
Join Lord Mayor, Cr Anna Reynolds for a guided tour and a behind the scenes look at Hobart Town Hall including the grand ballroom, council chambers and the infamous Town Hall ‘Underground’.
Tours: Saturday 11 November 2023, 10 AM, 11:30 AM
Duration: 1 hour
* On Saturday, 11 November, Open House Hobart asks everyone to observe a minute silence at 11 am for Remembrance Day.
History of Hobart
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