North Terrace, Adelaide

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North Terrace
South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide is located in City of Adelaide
West end
West end
East end
East end
Coordinates
General information
Type Street
Length 2.2 km (1.4 mi)
Major junctions
West end West Terrace
East end East Terrace
Location(s)
LGA(s) City of Adelaide
North Terrace looking east, from the King William Street intersection
North Terrace intersection with Pulteney Street, looking south-west from Bonython Hall.
Adelaide in 1839 as viewed south-east from the western end of North Terrace, including Holy Trinity Church. (The church tower lost its "peaked cap" in 1844.)
North Terrace, looking south-west from the Museum.
North Terrace, looking south-west from Kintore Avenue.
North Terrace, looking north-east from near King William Street, ca. 1940. (Kintore Avenue in the foreground).
North Terrace, looking east from the tram stop adjacent to the City West campus of the University of South Australia.

North Terrace is one of the four terraces that bound the central business and residential district of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It runs east-west, along the northern edge of "the square mile". The western end continues on to Port Road, and the eastern end continues across the Adelaide Parklands as Botanic Road.[1][2]

North Side of North Terrace[edit]

Theoretically, the northern side of North Terrace is part of the Adelaide Parklands. However, much of the space between North Terrace and the River Torrens is occupied by cultural institutions and other public buildings. Starting from West Terrace and travelling east, these buildings include:

(West Terrace)

(Morphett Street bridge)

(King William Road)

(Kintore Avenue)

(Frome Road)

(East Terrace)

South Side of North Terrace[edit]

Starting at West Terrace and travelling east, the southern side of the street includes:

(West Terrace)

  • The Newmarket Hotel
  • Assorted accommodation, businesses and medical practices
  • Many buildings forming the City West campus of the University of South Australia
  • The Lion Arts Centre (in the old Fowler's Lion Flour Factory building)

(Morphett Street bridge)

  • The historic Holy Trinity Church (Anglican)
  • Assorted accommodation, businesses and government offices
  • The Dame Roma Mitchell building
  • Assorted accommodation and various Adelaide head offices (e.g. MyBudget, Origin Energy)

(King William Street)

(Gawler Place)

  • Assorted businesses and medical practices
  • David Jones, part of the Rundle Mall shopping precinct
  • Assorted businesses, medical practices and University of Adelaide buildings
  • The historic Scots Church (originally Free Church of Scotland, then Presbyterian, now Uniting Church)[5]

(Pulteney Street)[3]

  • Various buildings occupied by the University of Adelaide
  • The historic and architecturally elaborate Freemasons' building
  • The Waterhouse house
  • Assorted businesses
  • The First Church of Christ, Scientist ("Christian Scientist" Church)

(Frome Street)

  • Assorted businesses
  • The historic Ayers House
  • 19th century Terrace houses
  • The historic Botanic Hotel

(East Terrace)

Glenelg tram extensions[edit]

In October 2007, the extension of the Glenelg tram from Victoria Square to the University of South Australia City West campus was completed.[6] In 2010, a further extension along the remainder of North Terrace to continue along Port Road to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was opened.[7] Present works to extend the line along the eastern end of North Terrace to service the South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and old RAH redevelopment are currently delayed.[8][9]

Picture gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Flag of South Australia.svg South Australia portal
Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
  2. ^ Map of the Adelaide city centre, North Adelaide and the Adelaide Park Lands.
  3. ^ a b Bonython Hall is opposite Pulteney Street, and was built in 1936 as a result of a donation of over £50,000 from Sir John Langdon Bonython. Pulteney Street is the only one of the city's north-south thoroughfares which does not continue north through the parklands. Folklore has it that the Bonython donation was made on the condition that a hall be built opposite Pulteney Street, thus blocking any future path through the parklands and preventing the division of the campus by a major thoroughfare.
  4. ^ Queen Adelaide Club > Club history Accessed 15 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Our History". Scots Church. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  6. ^ Official opening for tram extension ABC News 14 October 2007
  7. ^ "Adelaide Entertainment Centre Tram Line Opens" Trolley Wire issue 321 May 2010 pages 21-23
  8. ^ Maclennan, Leah; Prosser, Candice (23 July 2018). "Adelaide's North Terrace tramline extension delayed by mystery signalling issue". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  9. ^ Maclennan, Leah (6 August 2018). "South Australian construction and civil engineering firm York Civil goes into administration". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 August 2018.