William Detmold Ltd

William Detmold Ltd

This building dates from a time when industrial warehouses were located in the city. This was once common but has declined due to economic changes and decentralisation.

Designed by architects English and Soward and approved in August 1915, the building was constructed for Messrs Wm Detmold Limited, printers, later known as Spicer & Detmold (1924) and from 1949 as Spicers Australia Limited.

Its architectural counterparts include the Fowlers Lion Factory (F.H. Counsell, 1906) and the former Mail Exchange (English and Soward, circa 1898). Although built later, it is similar in design, while also using reinforced concrete. The Young Street frontage makes robust use of brickwork along with profiled brick strings. However, the rear facing Eliza Street is sparsely detailed and utilitarian.

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Significance

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Although in a minor street, the building has a strong visual impact. It makes an excellent backdrop to the Hotel Franklin and the group of houses-offices immediately to the south on Franklin Street.


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Architects
English & Soward
Builders
Building materials
Brick, Concrete
Architectural styles
3 Federation Period (c. 1890–c. 1915), 3.7 Warehouse
Construction
1915 -
Architecture and design features
English & Soward Architects
Engineering features
 
Precinct
West End
Council Ward
Central
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
242
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
William Detmold Ltd
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Industrial, Printing
AS2482 classification
14560 - Law Courts
Public Access
Business/trading hours
 
NTSA ID
3762
State Heritage ID
13385
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1323
RNE ID
1323
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5555/29 F181298 A456
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 registered
Date of NTSA listing
1984/11/06
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
3.1 Economic Cycles
3.1.8 New Technology and City Development
3.5 Commercial, Marketing & Retail
3.5.2 Retail and Wholesale Industry
Topics
Spicer and Detmold, Spicers Australia
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 6: Australia as a Nation
ACHHK116
 

References

  • ACA, Digest of Proceedings, 9 August 1915; South Australian Register, 16 June 1915.

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