Adelaide Teachers College

Adelaide Teachers College

Completed in 1927 as a purpose-built Teachers Training College in which role it was in continuous use until its transfer to the University of Adelaide in 1991 the Hartley Building is of high historical and architectural significance.

As the principal home of teacher training in South Australia for sixty-five years the building is historically important in the development and expansion of the public education system in South Australia and for its associations with its first and second principals Dr A J Schulz and Dr H H Penny each of whom had a significant influence on teacher training in South Australia.The work of noted South Australian architect George Gavin Lawson the Hartley Building is a distinctive architectural composition significant for its rarity as an example of the Inter War Mediterranean ('Spanish Mission') Style.

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It is an early and unusual example of the use of the Inter War Mediterranean Style in a large institutional building in Adelaide a style that was more common in domestic architecture in South Australia. George Gavin Lawson's design incorporated a number of technical innovations in regard to fire protection including concrete encased escape routes within the building. (Adapted from Bruce Harry & Associates Conservation Plan 1992)


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Architects
Alfred Simpson
Builders
Building materials
Render
Architectural styles
3.12 Inter-War Period (c. 1915–c. 1940), 3.17 Mediterranean
Construction
1925/06 -
Architecture and design features
Alfred Simpson, Terra Cotta, tower, scalloped exposed rafters
Engineering features
 
Precinct
Riverbank
Council Ward
Central
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
Government of South Australia
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Education, School
AS2482 classification
14010 - University
Public Access
Business/trading hours
 
NTSA ID
3675
State Heritage ID
13652
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1524
RNE ID
1524
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5968/734 H105100 S737
NTSA file exists
Yes
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
NTSA classified
Date of NTSA listing
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.6 Professional Services
3.6.4 Teaching
7 EDUCATING
7.1 Schools
Topics
Inter-War Period
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 6: Australia as a Nation
ACHHK116
 

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