Barracks Arch, Perth

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When you're in downtown Perth, take a moment to admire the Barracks Arch. It stands as the only remaining part of The Barracks, a three-story Tudor-style complex that resembles a medieval castle and housed convict-ship guards in pension. The local government planned to demolish the entire complex in the 1960s to clear space for a highway, but city residents protested and officials decided to leave the arch standing as a compromise. View it from the side to see how thin the structure is. Use our Perth trip website to arrange your visit to Barracks Arch and other attractions in Perth.
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  • It looks like the front of a castle. Standing all alone, it is eerie how it stands there. The history of the arch is so fascinating. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Once military and their families lived in a housing complex that included the arch. The barracks as they were called were demolished in the 1960s, despite massive protests. They stood for 100 years at...  more »
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  • Excellent historical landmark. It is well kept and maintained. Good place to bring tourists to the CBD.
  • I'm going to disagree with Google Map's use of the word "majestic" to describe this...brick building. Yeah, it's a little neat architecturally, but I'm not going to climax over it.

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