Playfairs Garage

22 Playfair St
The Rocks, NSW 2000
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Playfair's Garage, the former Turnbull workshop, has historical significance as one of the few remaining twentieth century industrial buildings within The Rocks area, on a site associated from at least the 1850s with the work of blacksmiths and coppersmiths, probably serving nearby shipping. The site was also associated with government welfare activity, being used as a food relief depot during the Great Depression. Playfair's Garage was the subject of a green ban by the Builders Labourers Federation, following the demolition of the smaller buildings on the site of what is now known as Scarborough House, and thus has an important place in the events that led to the preservation of The Rocks.

Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 1970
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 1970
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2001
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2001
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2010
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2010
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2020
Playfair's Garage, 22-26 Playfair st, 2020

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