During its construction,
when the proportions became visible, one correspondent to the local
newspaper likened the structure to the "Taj Mahal... a lonely shrine
- stark in appearance." The entrance steps, beneath the imposing
high-arched Victorian portico, are fine examples of Uralla granite.
Note the stables building at rear.
22. Store 1890 Hill Street
Constructed using Uralla red brick for Mrs Elizabeth Cooper. First
leased by J. Watts and used as a roller skating rink (note the small
ticket-seller's window in the eastern wall) and later by Obadiah
Carter as a general store. The original awning and posts have been
removed, but not, as rumour has it, by wayward skaters.
21. Uralla Post Office,
1885, Hill Street
Built by Mr Edward Scanlon. The western
verandah was later enclosed to accommodate the telephone exchange,
yesterdays equivalent of talk-back radio.