HEC Substation, Murray and Davey Streets, Hobart, Tasmania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Andrex228
S 42° 53.062 E 147° 19.775
55G E 526913 N 5251972
Quick Description: The 1940 HEC Substation constructed in the Art Deco style on the Davey and Murray Street intersection was likely the work of important Tasmanian Art Deco architect Sid Blythe. (from premier.tas.gov.au website, Conservation Management Plan)
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Date Posted: 2/10/2022 2:13:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM15QK9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
HEC (Hydro-Electric Commission) Substation
Located at the intersection of Murray and Davey Streets, its walls to those streets meet at a rounded corner. Together with the Substation's laneway (north-west) elevation, its painted external walls of rendered 'Cindcrete' concrete blockwork are marked out with horizontal V-grooves and capped by subtly set-back parapets. The parapets conceal a low-pitched skillion roof. The street-facing walls also feature tall narrow window openings, each comprising twin panels of glass blocks flanking a central vertical masonry mullion. The HEC Substation's electrical equipment and other interior fittings have been modified many times during its decades of operation and have no heritage values.
(from the Tasmanian Heritage Register Datasheet "Treasury Complex and Public Buildings)
Creation date: 1940

Status: Active

Current use: Still in use

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