This week we celebrate the 120th Birthday of the Queen Victoria Building.
Originally set aside by Governor Macquarie in 1810 for use as a marketplace, the QVB has been home to a number of different occupants – including tailors, florists, boot importers and clairvoyants!
It’s hard to believe the QVB was at risk of demolition to make way for a carpark in the late 50s, and by the 80s had fallen into significant decay. Thankfully, a major restoration allowed Sydney to retain this important landmark.
To celebrate its birthday, the QVB will be hosting an event tonight with free champagne, massages and mini makeovers – there will also be jazz, painting workshops and other pop-up stalls to enjoy.
More details here: http://www.qvb.com.au/celebrate-a-sydney-icon