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Watercolour and ink sketch of a grand domed building with St Mary's Cathedral appearing in the background and a horse rider galloping across the foreground.

Design for a Free Public Library, 1883 1883

By Barnet, James Johnstone, 1827-1904

One of a collection of sketch designs for Free Public Library, 1883; Public Library Sydney, 1890

"Barnet's 1883 proposed National Library design, reminiscent of the British Museum, was to be located on the site of the Hyde Park Barracks."

-- Reference: A source of inspiration & delight : the buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826 / David J. Jones. Sydney : Library Council of New South Wales, c1988.
`Braeside', Ross Street, Forest Lodge was the residence of the Barnet family.

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Call Number:
PXD 45/4
Published date:
1883
On display:
Imagine A City: 200 years of public architecture in NSW
Copyright Information:

Out of copyright.

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries