This is Marrickville police station, built in 1895. I used to live around the corner from this place so it holds fond memories for me. The police moved to a different location in the 1990's as it was a little small for them and lacked parking.
This building is similar to a well known mansion, also in Marrickville. This was built for Thomas Holt in 1857 and overlooked the Cooks River. It had 30 bedrooms, a dining room which sat fifty people, an art gallery, Turkish baths and many other special features.