The conservatory reminds me of the one in the Fitzroy gardens.
You guys are good at this, the drinking fountain and the conservatory, well spotted.
The Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory is 30m x 15m and was opened on 13 March 1930 at a cost of £4,000 after 2 years of public outcry that it would ruin Fitzroy Gardens.
In March 1932 Launceston's Superintendent of Reserves, William McGowan, visits Melbourne to inspect the Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory in order to make a recommendation to the Launceston City Council about the type of conservatory to construct in City Park. As the Launceston City Council only has a budget of £2,000 they decide to construct a conservatory along the lines of the Fitzroy Gardens Conservatory but about half the size.
The John Hart Conservatory, constructed by Hinman, Wright and Manser at a cost of £2,497, ends up measuring 18.3m x 12.2m and was opened on 16 February 1933 also after public outcry that it would ruin City Park.
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