Date Built: 1901 (rebuilt 2006)

Architect: Howard Tanner

4 storey commercial building. Date built 1901. Redesigned and rebuilt 2006. Exterior design Howard Tanner. Interior design Form Follows Function. CSR site for manufacture of barrels for rum.

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1850 - 1880

Quarrying Slaughter houses Glebe Island Pyrmont quarry 1893 Glebe Bridge and quarries City Iron Works, Pyrmont Pyrmont Point 1836 Glebe Island 1857

When Pyrmont estate was subdivided, the Chowne shipyards set up in 1840, followed by iron foundries and tin smiths. Stone was quarried near the shore, especially in O’BrienĀ¹s quarry which sold ballast for sailing ships.
The land now occupied by Cadi Park was flattened, leaving the Cooperage site as an escarpment.
A bridge linking Glebe Island to Pyrmont and Ultimo (1857) allowed cattle and carcasses to cross the peninsula from Island abattoirs. From the Cooperage site, passers-by would observe the City Iron Works burning coal and creating steel. Our shoreline was already polluted when CSR arrived and built a refinery, which opened in 1878. As world prices collapsed in the 1880s (partly through the production of beet sugar) CSR harnessed science and technology to survive, and later to dominate the South Pacific markets.