King Street South Side c.1988

The following ‘photos of the buildings along King Street North, Newtown, were taken by Mr. Robert Parkinson October 1988 and who has kindly given permission to post them on the Newtown Project web site. All the ‘photos are © Robert Parkinson.

Victoria Buildings, erected 1914. Now home to Pizza Haven.

2-4 King St
J. Palmer Buildings, erected 1886. This building has recently been restored to original appearance, beautiful.

20 King St
Emily Buildings. Safari Restaurant & Mama Lina Italian.

22-30 King St


James Castle & Sons Pty. Ltd. Brass Founders, Art Metal Workers, Iron Workers. The date on the facade is 1889.

32 King St
Alpha House, now converted to apartments, was once a thriving arts community.

42 King St
Beauty Salon and La Luna Design Clothes

150-158 King St


An opportunity shop

160 King St – 1
The date on the facade is 1887. Mary Bergin, at top of facade in plaster. Shoe Repairs while U wait.

168 King St
Newtown Hotel, Laundrette, Emporium Music Store, Two restaurents.

174-184 King St


Newtown Bookshop.

186 King St
Date on facade, 1884, Name, J. Chard. Newtown Real Estate, Dress Shop, Vacant Shop.

190-194 King St
Oriental, Montano Realty Newtown, Boutique.

200-204 King St


The name on the building is Hobson's Ltd. Furniture and Electrical.

206 King St – 1
Richardson & Wrench Real Estate. Note the decorative urns on the facade.

210-216 King St
Coffee Lounge, Video shop.

224-226 King St


Name on the Facade, C. Whately. Currently Link Leather and Dress shop.

230-232 King St
Name on Facade, W. Thompson. Currently Florist and Hairdresser.

236-238 King St
Quartley's Mitre 10.

240-242 King St


Date on facade, 1898. Book shop and Chinese restaurant.

260-266 King St
Steve Roberts Menswear and Fays Shoes.

286-290 King St
Five vacant shops. In the early 1900s this was the premises of C. G. Hatte, Clothiers and Drapers.

294-302 King St


Chemist shop and Pep-O-Print.

304-308 King St
Book shop, Dress shop and Paper shop.

310-314 King St