Image: Open House Hobart

The façade of the State Library of Tasmania (now Libraries Tasmania) is the earliest example of a Modernist glass curtain wall in Hobart. Sleek midcentury details can be found throughout while the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts features nationally significant Tasmanian colonial art, books, objects and furniture. Next door, the striking Brutalist Stack building houses the state archives and provides access to one of the highest vantage points in the city.

Address: 91 Murray St, Hobart

Open: Tours Saturday 9 November

Highlights: Glass curtain wall, textured concrete, historical archive, expansive city views.

Tours: 10 am and 11 am

Building specs: Type: Library and Archive. Year Built: 1960, 1972. Architect: John F. D. Scarborough and Associates

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