King Street, Sydney

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Crossing on King Street; George Street is the street visible on the right.
This article is for the city street in Sydney central business district. For the street in the suburb of Newtown, see King Street, Newtown.

King Street is a street in the central business district of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. It stretches from King Street Wharf and Lime Street near Darling Harbour in the west, to Queens Square at St. James railway station in the east.[1]

History and description[edit]

A contemporary view of King Street from the same corner
King Street has been a busy city street since the early 20th Century

King Street was named after Governor King, the third Governor of NSW.

The Watsons Bay tramway ran down King Street until its closure and replacement by buses in 1960.[2]

King Street provides the northern border of Pitt Street Mall. The MLC Centre is a skyscraper that sits on the corner of Castlereagh Street. Other prominent buildings along King Street include the Supreme Court of New South Wales, St. James Church, Sydney and St. James campus of the Sydney Law School.

See also[edit]

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Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Gregory's Sydney Street Directory (2002) Maps C,D
  2. ^ D. Keenan: Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979

External links[edit]

  • Margaret Betteridge (2011). "King Street Courts". Dictionary of Sydney. Dictionary of Sydney Trust. Retrieved 16 October 2015.