East elevation. C.M. Collins photographer.

Stucco (Evening Star 26 July 1927): ‘BASEMENT. A visit to the basement is like inspecting the engine room of a ship, there being boilers and pipes everywhere. These are in connection with the heating system which is served by a coal boiler and two electric elements. The hot water is provided by a 100-gallon circulator. There is a well-equipped laundry and plenty of store space. There are huge concrete pillars everywhere, Mr Hudson claiming that the foundations would carry the biggest building in the city. It is interesting to note that it is 32ft from the basement to the ground floor. The reason for the substantial foundations will be obvious.’

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