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Young. The first Post Office was built on this site in 1862. This Post Office and clock was erected in 1878.

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posted by alias denisbin on Saturday 13th of April 2019 08:56:13 PM

Some interesting buildings in Boorowa Street and vicinity are: •In Zouch Street is the Gothic Anglican Church built in 1893. Architect was Edmund Blacket. The first Anglican Church was built on this spot in 1865. Adjacent is the red brick 1937 Rectory and the 1866 Anglican school room. •Continue along Cloete St. Take next left into Lynch St. Here is the Methodist Church built in 1909. Now the Uniting Church. Built in Arts and Craft style with horizontal banding bricks, tower etc. The first Methodist Church was built in 1865. Turn around and go along Lynch Street. •On the corner is the 1928 neo classical style Courthouse with Doric columns. •Next to it is the much altered Post Office and clock built in 1878. The original Post Office stood here when built 1862. •Cross the roundabout to see the School of Arts building and library. Built in 1904 as a single storey with two gables. •Next door is the former AMP Society building on the corner. Built in the 1920s with a curved Doric pillared entrance with the AMP statue logo above. A friend in times of need. •Opposite is the Presbyterian Church. Built in 1920 of greenish grey coloured feldspar quartz. Young’s first Presbyterian church was built in 1871. Turn around and turn right at the roundabout into Boorowa St. •On the corner is the Baroque style Commercial Bank of Sydney built in 1890. Two different style porches for the entrances. •On the right painted grey is The Great Eastern Hotel built in 1904. A typical Australian hotel but with triangular pediments. •At the next roundabout is the Commercial Hotel. Built in 1930s in Spanish Mission style in red brick. •Next on left is Millard’s Department Store built in 1917. A major three storey edifice in the street. •Opposite is Young Town Hall built in 1875. In 1922 the Soldiers War Memorial Clock tower was added. Turn around and go back to the roundabout and turn right. Just along the road is the marked Federation building built around 1901. It has a stepped pediment along the roof. It is important as it was the store of one of the last 19th century Chinese traders in Young – Billy Hayes (anglicised.) He ran it to the 1960s. •Turn right here next you will see on the right the five storey red brick Millard’s flourmill. Cross the creek. •You will see St Mary’s Catholic Church. Gothic in style and erected 1874 of local granite with Welsh slate roof. Granite addition to the nave made in 1934. Just behind the church on the side street is the Catholic Convent built in 1891. Gothic looking gables and excellent cast iron lacework on balconies. Now part of the Catholic College. •Opposite is the Lambing Flat Museum in the old original town school. It opened in 1883. The first town school began in 1861 with the first government school on the site on the present railway station. •Beyond the park is Young High School. It began as the first Courthouse on these goldfields in 1861. A second grand classical Greek temple building Courthouse opened in 1886 at a cost of £12,000. It was given to the Education Department in 1924. With additions it opened as the Young High School in 1947. •Young railway station. The railway reached here from Harden in 1885 when the Gothic station was built. It is now the Information Centre.

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