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Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
 

Edwin Maw

1858

 
 
Edwin Maw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 22, 2005
1. Edwin Maw Marker
Inscription. The Lucas Platypus Experience is housed in a classified building on the register of the National Trust Estate. In 1858 George Atkinson built a licensed hotel “The Royal Charter Inn” on the present site. At the time he imported from Liverpool UK a prefabricated iron store as a warehouse.

Constructed of cast-iron columns, trusses, girts, window frames, it was clad with corrugated iron sheeting the walls and roof, the building stands on stone a foundation.

The columns have capitals and bases which are in echo classical mouldings all manufactured in the 1850ís by Edwin Maw and in a prefabricated format shipped out to Latrobe when the town and its working port were in their infancy.

It was one of three imported to the Australian colonies in 1858.

The building as part of the Lucas Hotel Complex are all classified and the warehouse has been preserved and rejuvenated externally to its original format, whilst internally it has been extensively remodeled to house the LUCAS Platypus Experience.

Specifications

12.350 metres long x 8.000 metres wide
5 Bays x 3 Bays of corrugated iron
devided (sic) by cast iron pilasters
3.035 metres high.
 
Location. 41° 14.137′ S, 146° 24.469′ 
Edwin Maw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 22, 2005
2. Edwin Maw Marker
E. Marker is in Latrobe, Tasmania. Marker is on Victor Street just from Gilbert Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Victor Street, Latrobe, Tasmania 7303, Australia.
 
More about this marker. The Edwin Maw prefabricated building is located behind the Lucas Hotel, 46 Gilbert Street. Access is from Victor Street.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Edwin Maw prefabricated building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 22, 2005
3. Edwin Maw prefabricated building
Edwin Maw prefabricated building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 21, 2005
4. Edwin Maw prefabricated building
 
 
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