Paul G Smith
The much-loved building on Garden Street has been revitalised to return the 136-year-old landmark to its former glory.
The works on the heritage-listed building ensure it will continue to function as an accessible, safe and usable venue for the community and future generations.
The works included:
The 2-storey brick building was constructed between 1881 and 1928 and was built for the new municipality of Alexandria after the community's rapid growth in the 1860s. It was used as a public school in the 1880s and 1890s, and in 1919 served as a temporary hospital, soup kitchen and general haven during the great influenza epidemic that swept the world.