Old Buildings of Adelaide

Take a virtual stroll to a by-gone era and visit some of the old buildings of Adelaide, many of which sadly are no longer a part of the city's built form. 

Use our interactive map below and learn the history of many of Adelaide's most recognisable buildings through the years, dating all the way back to 1849.. 

Photos and text sourced from the State Library of South Australia.

41-49 Currie Street, Adelaide, c.1910

Adelaide Arcade, 1892

Adelaide Arcade, between Rundle & Grenfell Streets...

Adelaide Observatory, 1940

Adelaide Observatory, West Terrace, 1910

Adelaide Observatory, West Terrace, 1939

Adelaide Observatory, West Terrace, c.1900

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, 1900

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, 1905

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, ca 1870

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, ca1863

Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, ca1878

Adelaide Steamship building, Currie Street, 1952

Adelaide Steamship Company building, Currie Street...

Adelaide Steamship Company building, Currie Street...

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1903

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1907

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1917

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1925

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1951

Adelaide Steamship Company, Currie Street, 1952

Adelaide wool sales, 1936

Aurora Hotel, Pirie Street, 1938

Automobile laundry, corner of West Terrace and Hin...

Beehive Corner, Cnr King William & Rundle Streets,...

Beehive Corner, King William Street, 1849

Black Horse Hotel, Leigh Street, ca1885

Black Horse Hotel, Leigh Street, 1885

Black Horse Hotel, Leigh Street, c1906

Brookman Building, Grenfell Street, 1896