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Display Board - Dennys Lascelles Ltd Concrete Building

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Display board from 1913 giving details re: the construction of the Dennys Lascelles concrete building (the Bow Truss building), adjacent to their wool store and offices.
Object Registration
wool sales, wool bales, dennys, lascelles limited, stone, mr e. g. laird and buchan, dennys lascelles concrete building, bow truss building, geelong
Historical information
Display panel giving details re: the construction of the Dennys Lascelles concrete building (the Bow Truss building) adjacent to the Dennys Lascelles wool offices and store (now NWM) in 1911-13. The building was designed as a show floor for wool bales, thus the lack of columns and roof supports was significant in providing free space. It was designed by Mr E.G. Stone and construction was supervised by Laird and Buchan. It was demolished in the 1990s. This display board / text panel may have been created for use in the concrete building.
Inscriptions & Markings
DENNYS LASCELLES LTD. / CONCRETE BUILDING. / Building Commenced in 1911. Finished in 1913. / Is 4 Storeys High. / The Show Floor covering almost an acre / of ground, is the largest flat roof space / in the world without visible supports ... / The suspended Roof weighs 1200 Tons. / The Building was Designed & Erected by / MR. E.G. STONE, C.E. / The Construction Absorbed:- / 8000 Casks of Cement. 3250 Loads of Sand. / 475 Tons of Steel. 2250 Yards of Crushed Stone. / 1100 Was Expended on Timber for Casing the Concrete Moulds. / 94 Cases of Nails & 432 Gallons of Oil / were required for the Concrete Casing. / The building was constructed entirely of Day Labor / at a cost of Over 40,000. / The Building Construction was supervised / by Messrs Laird & Buchan, F.R.A.I.A. / Architects - Geelong.
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3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM