Kithers Butchers

In 1857, William Kither Snr took over a butchery established on this site the previous year. William Jnr worked for his father, succeeding him after his death in 1869. By 1880, this Italian Renaissance style building, designed by Rees and Hornabrook,…

Adelaide Arcade: Coat of Arms

If you stand in front of the Adelaide Arcade in Rundle Mall, you will see Australia’s Commonwealth Coat of Arms proudly displayed high above on the building’s dome. But how is this possible? The Adelaide Arcade was built in 1885, and the first Coat…

Kelvin House

Kelvin House is the first tall building in Adelaide to include the Art Deco style. It was built between 1925-1926 as an office for the Adelaide Electric Supply Company Limited. The company moved here from its former headquarters on the corner of…