Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#1 Post by Waewick » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:56 pm

I guess the only real heritage aspect was that it was old.

apart from that, it really didn't have any redeeming features...IMO of course.

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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#2 Post by pushbutton » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:35 pm

If the old Myer store with it's very impressive and grand stone facade wasn't deemed good enough to protect, then John Martin's obviously wasn't either (despite it's huge public support) and if neither of these got listed I'm afraid Harris Scarfe never stood the slightest chance.

The facade was reasonably interesting, and no doubt much more so than the new facades that are replacing it, but it didn't really have much architectual merit in my opinion, and the interior was a complete mess.
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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#3 Post by monotonehell » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:58 pm

Aye both Myer and Harris Scarfe's interiors were a mess, suffering from much patchwork renovation. I remember the old Myer floorboards squeaked in many places and were ramps in others. Myer's facade was worth saving, but only a small portion of the Mall facing facade of Scarfe's was worth saving (IMO).
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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#4 Post by jk1237 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:46 pm

I for one, was disappointed that the 4-5 level part facing the mall was demolished from HS. I really liked it as it looked something from some old wild western movie. Had lots of character.

As for the old Myer building, what a disgrace that was pulled down for that repulsive green and gold, tacky post modern dump of a facade that faces the mall. The Myer building, the old Grand Central hotel building on cnr Rundle/Pulteney Street, and the Royal Exhibition building are Adelaides greatest losses IMO

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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#5 Post by Nathan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:26 am

jk1237 wrote:The Myer building, the old Grand Central hotel building on cnr Rundle/Pulteney Street, and the Royal Exhibition building are Adelaides greatest losses IMO
100% agree.

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Re: Why wasn't Harris Scarfes heritage listed?

#6 Post by usersalvatore09 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:46 pm

Nathan wrote:
jk1237 wrote:The Myer building, the old Grand Central hotel building on cnr Rundle/Pulteney Street, and the Royal Exhibition building are Adelaides greatest losses IMO
100% agree.
They were all very nice buildings. All that is in those three places now is a ugly half empty Myer Centre and two ugly car parks.

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