[U/C] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

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What a pity they have gone to so much effort for the art deco facade on KWS...which does look great BTW, but they weren't able to a least save at least a portion of the pub in James Place.
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What have they found?
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What have they found?
It's an old water well, you'd be surprised how many of the older buildings in the CBD have them buried/capped off somewhere within their structure. I work at the Museum and unbeknownst to even most of the staff there, there is an old brick well located under a plug in the men's bathroom.
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Were they found underneath the old James Place Hotel?
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No, what used to be the chain-link car park for Southern Cross Arcade


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I presume the wells may be from the 1879 rebuild, but could be from the original building of the 1840s. Below is a picture taken in the 1910s of the rebuild. Thought some of you may be interested...

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I don't think the well is related to the original hotel given their separation.
Communal well for the block?
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Also, that hole with the well used to be an original pavement level. Or maybe the basement floor of a building in that location that was just filled over when a carpark was put in the spot.
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