Heritage Places of Adelaide

North Adelaide Police Station red brick residence, cell block and walled yard


61-69 Archer Street NORTH ADELAIDE


State Heritage Place

The 1864 Police Station originally had the office and quarters in the one building with a lock-up or cell block and walled yard to the rear. After 35 years it was decided to build a separate residence for the Sergeant and his family. At least nine small one-officer police stations were erected throughout the metropolitan area to a standard cottage design between 1891 and 1900. The Sergeant's residence at North Adelaide Police Station (c1900) is the only one of its type remaining in fairly original condition, the others of similar architectural design having either been demolished or substantially altered. Having separate accommodation for the officer-in-charge and his family was the method used prior to the 'villa' style of police stations with an in-built charge room which harkened back to the earlier single officer stations with quarters in the same building.

Listing Information

  • Date of Listing: 14 December 1995
  • Heritage Listing Criteria:

    Criteria A: it demonstrates important aspects of the evolution or pattern of the State's history;

    Criteria G: it has a special association with the life or work of a person or organisation or an event of historical importance.

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