Pirie Street, Adelaide

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Pirie Street
South Australia
Epworth Building, Pirie Street.jpg
The Epworth Building on the south side of Pirie Street, between King William Street and Gawler Place
Adelaide
Pirie Street, Adelaide is located in City of Adelaide
west end
west end
east end
east end
Coordinates
General information
Type Street
Location Adelaide city centre
Length 1.1 km (0.7 mi)[1]
Major junctions
west end King William Street
east end East Terrace
Location(s)
LGA(s) City of Adelaide

Pirie Street is a road on the east side of the centre of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.[2] It runs east-west, between East Terrace and King William Street. After crossing King William Street, it continues as Waymouth Street. It forms the southern boundary of Hindmarsh Square which is in the centre of the north-east quadrant of the city centre.

Pirie Street was named after Sir John Pirie, Lord Mayor of London, England and a founding director of the South Australian Company.[3] It is one of the narrower streets of the Adelaide grid, at 1 chain (66 ft; 20 m) wide.

Pirie Street is served by a stop on the Glenelg tramline on King William Street. It is mainly occupied by office buildings, restaurants, and nightspots.

The Pirie Street Methodist Church was located on the site that is now the Adelaide Town Hall office building, with the 1862 Methodist Meeting Hall behind. The Adelaide City Council headquarters are on Pirie Street.

Notable buildings

The Epworth Building at 31-35 Pirie Street was built in 1926 as a commercial property for the Methodist Church.[4] Designed by the architectural practice of English and Soward,[5] it is listed among the 120 nationally significant 20th-century buildings in South Australia.[6]

Junction list

Location km[1] mi Destinations Notes
Adelaide city centre 0 0.0 King William Street Continues as Waymouth Street
0.2 0.12 Gawler Place
0.55 0.34 Pulteney Street At southern edge of Hindmarsh Square
0.75 0.47 Frome Street
1.1 0.68 Hutt Street (to south), East Terrace (to north and east) Continues as East Terrace for 100 m, then Bartels Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg Australian Roads portal

References

  1. ^ a b Google (11 December 2016). "Pirie Street, Adelaide" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 
  2. ^ 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4. 
  3. ^ "History of Adelaide Through Street Names - Streets Named on the 23rd May, 1837". 2005-03-04. Retrieved 2009-11-09. 
  4. ^ Architecture Museum, UniSA > - Architects of South Australia > Epworth Building Accessed 10 June 2014.
  5. ^ Architecture Museum, UniSA > Architects of South Australia > Herbert Montefiore Jackman Accessed 10 June 2014.
  6. ^ 120 notable buildings - Australian Institute of Architects Accessed 8 May 2014.


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