Heritage listing for council chambers

Date posted: 30 November 2012

The Art Deco building housing South Australia’s oldest district council and Mill House at Middleton have become the latest places to be provisionally listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.

The Register Committee of the South Australian Heritage Council listed the City of Mitcham council chambers at its most recent meeting.

SA Heritage Council member Andrew Klenke said Mitcham Council was proclaimed in 1853, just 17 years after the first white settlers arrived in SA.

“The chambers were constructed in cement-rendered brick and completed in 1934,” Andrew said.

“With an imposing decorative parapet, decorative panels between the first- and second-storey windows and a curved entrance featuring a beautiful fanlight, the chambers are significant as the earliest in a small group of civic buildings constructed in South Australia during the 1930s.

“The inside features an entrance hall with terrazzo floors and a curved staircase, moulded plaster ceilings and much of its original purpose-built furniture.”

Under the Heritage Places Act 1993, any person has the right to comment on whether a provisional entry to the South Australian Heritage Register should be made permanent.

The SA Heritage Council will consider all written submissions received before close of business on 1 March 2013.

More information is available by telephoning (08) 8124 4951 or by visiting the SA Heritage Register entries and confirmations page.

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