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 Posted: Mon May 6th, 2013 02:31 am
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I have always admired this building, the Tooheys Brewery (Mittagong Maltings) in Mittagong, rural NSW. I had the opportunity to leave the highway whilst I was chasing the Southern Highlander (and I didn't have SWMBO in the car !) and photograph these buildings. History reads that this building had been malting since 1870...


^ Original buildings at Mittagong. Very English architecture used.


^End wall detail. I'm happy that the extension was missing as it shows some excellent building detail.


^ Near centre of brewery. A lot of angles in the roof line.

  ^ Dormer window detail



^ Far end of building. Brick and corrugated iron construction.


^ Possible rail side of building (opposite side to previous pics). There is a rather large retaining wall which runs underneath the trees on the right. The (main) railway line is just a stones throw away beyond the trees.


^ Door and window detail. Very thick walls.

Below are shots of the 1914 building, built across the stream from the above pics.


^ the 1914 Building of the Mittagong Maltings/Tooheys Brewery. You can see the older building (previous pics) between the two tower sections and an end wall to the middle left of frame. The stream runs between the trees in the background.


^ Front view of Mittagong Maltings. Here a loading dock can be clearly seen. No need for arches anymore, pity really. Arches over doorways and windows do look good.


^ The 1914 Horse Logo of Tooheys, above a portion of the loading dock.


^ Main entrance (??) to the Maltings.


^ Slate roof and dormer details.


^ Slate roof and detail of entrance.


^ Overgrown weir. The pumphouse can be seen in background. I guess this stream supplied fresh water to both breweries at one stage. Wouldn't swim there now !


^ The original gates to the original brewery from the first pics. I'm amazed that it is still standing. I guess that they don't make things to last anymore....

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That's a grand old building Gary and would take some modelling.
I reckon it would be at home on either and Australian or UK themed railway too.
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Such a shame to see wonderful buildings like that in such a sorry state Gary. :cry:

What happened to the company and are there any plans to restore it ?  I'd be far happier if my beer came from a building like that rather than a modern "tin shed" ..............some of it must have rubbed off onto the malt ...........:roll::roll:



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It's a shame to see buildings like that get into such a state of disrepair whatever country they are in.Fantastic pictures though Gary.



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Petermac wrote: Such a shame to see wonderful buildings like that in such a sorry state Gary. :cry:

What happened to the company and are there any plans to restore it ?  I'd be far happier if my beer came from a building like that rather than a modern "tin shed" ..............some of it must have rubbed off onto the malt ...........:roll::roll:


I believe that there were plans to restore the building, but unfortunately the local Council has the last say. I was speaking to a local just after photographing the building and he thinks that it is beyond repair and should be pulled down. I did venture inside the 1914 building and it looks to be structurally sound (built with 'quality' English steel ofcourse), but in my opinion, I think they could save a lot of the building for a future venture. Would be a shame to see such a solid shell and interior disappear from history.

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