The Kingston Post Office building at the corner of Giles and Jardine Streets in Kingston has been provisionally listed for registration by the Heritage Council. Members can respond on the Yoursay website linked here or make a written submission.
The Post Office was the first purpose-built Post Office in Canberra and is the earliest Post Office building still standing. It is a fine example of the work of architect David Edward Limburg who also designed the Albert Hall and the Girls Grammar Boarding School.
The Heritage Council considers whether the building has importance in the course or pattern of Canberra’s cultural history. Another consideration is whether it exhibits a particular aesthetic characteristics valued by the ACT community or a cultural group in the ACT. Residents’ views on these issues are valuable.