Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Juniper Hall

Juniper Hall is a large Georgian House on Oxford St in Paddington.  It was originally the home of Robert Cooper who was a wealthy man and  a gin distiller.  He promised his third wife and fourteen children the finest house in the colony.  Juniper Hall was the result which Cooper designed himself and had built in 1825.
Cooper named his home Juniper Hall after the juniper berries used in gin distillation.
This sketch was done from the side of the building.  The beautiful frontage has trees obstructing the complete view thus, side view sketch.
A lady came up to say developers were trying to get approval from council to build shops underneath the front lawn of the building.  The lady was not happy about the idea, understandably.

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