OLD PERTH GIRLS SCHOOL
Saturday 10th November: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11th November: 10am - 5pm
2 Wellington Street, Perth, 6000
Guided - No Booking Required
Designed by AE Clare, the historic Old Perth Girls School was built in the 1930’s and the building is iconic in its ‘Egyptian Art-Deco’ grandeur. In 1939 AE Clare was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects award for the design. The school opened in 1936 until it closed in the 60s, after which it became WA Police Headquarters, then the Police Traffic Branch, the WA Police vacating only recently in 2015. There is plenty of architecture to marvel at, in the main school hall you will find tudoresque panelling in the ceiling and the names of heroic historical women bevelled into the faux limestone walls to inspire the girls during assembly. With support from the new owners and future developers of Girls School, ARTRAGE have created the Girls School Creative Precinct that will introduce new cultural life into the East Perth neighbourhood.