3 thoughts on “Sydney: Central Station

  1. Jim Belshaw

    Gordon, its called central because it was the central railway station. However, it’s also true that the station was more centrally located them.

    Across the park was the Hotel Sydney, once one of the city’s most fashionable. Just a little down the road was a Department store, now I think the Downing Centre.

    So there was a combination.

  2. Bron

    I think it was the only station actually in the city for a while, before they built the underground stations (Museum, Town Hall etc)

    Jim, the department store that is now the Downing Centre was Mark Foy’s, opened in 1909. I love the exterior of that building, with its tile work listing ‘corsets’, ‘costumes’, ‘haberdashery’ ect amongst its wares.


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