Your say on proposed names for 2 lanes at 180 George Street Sydney

Related to Naming policy

Project Status: Closed

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Why we’re doing this 

The redevelopment of 180 George Street is creating 2 new lanes between George and Pitt streets that require official naming.

The lanes are currently within private property but will be handed to the City of Sydney to manage when the development is complete.

Naming proposals 

Crane Place

It’s proposed the historic name of Crane Place be reinstated on its east-west alignment from Pitt Street. The original name evolved from the long-established showroom and works of GE Crane & Sons, importer and manufacturer of building materials and hardware, steam marble and slate works, on Pitt Street where the lane is located.

GE Crane & Sons provided the marble flooring for St Mary’s Cathedral and pressed metal ceiling for the Pitt Street Congregational Church. The company also built the indicator board with Government Rail that was in Central Station from 1902 to 1982 and is now in the Powerhouse Museum.

Cabinetmaker Place

It’s proposed that the lane with a northeast-southwest alignment recognises the evolution of Sydney's original Chinatown around lower George Street and The Rocks from the 1850s to the 1880s. Chinese cabinetmakers had workshops from 164 to 192 George Street during this time.

The proposed name recognises the contribution of Chinese cabinetmakers manufacturing furniture in Sydney and celebrates the multicultural history of the city.

Many houses had local Chinese-manufactured hallstands, washstands, bookcases and tables made by companies such as Loon Cheong and Co, Way Hap and Co and Ah Toy.

Map showing location of development sitePDF · 1.11 MB · Last modified
Historic justificationPDF · 2.69 MB · Last modified
Crane & Sons exterior and interior views of business
Crane & Sons interior views of business
Evolution of Crane Place in maps – 1880

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Wednesday 21 October.

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