Richmond Post Office
Richmond Post Office is significant at a State level for its historical associations, strong aesthetic qualities and social value.
Richmond Post Office is historically significant because it is associated with the NSW Colonial Architect's Office under James Barnet, and is part of an important group of works by Barnet, a key practitioner of the Victorian Italianate architectural style in NSW. Richmond Post Office is also associated with the development of Richmond as an important service area in the Hawkesbury region, and the development of communications services in the Richmond area.
Richmond Post Office is aesthetically significant because it is a fine example of the Victorian Italianate architectural style, with strong visual appeal. It is located on a prominent corner site and, along with the neighbouring courthouse, makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of the Richmond civic precinct.
Richmond Post Office is also considered to be significant to the community of Richmond's sense of place.
(Andrew Ward & Associates and Clive Lucas Stapleton and Associates, 2000)
Source:NSW Heritage Branch
286 Windsor Street, Richmond, NSW