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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  • The Barracks Arch is all that remains of the barracks that housed the Pensioner Guards in the late 19th century. The Arch is at the corner of Malcolm St and Elder St. Unfortunately the Arch spoils the...  more »
  • We were in the area on the way to Kings Park and decided to take a slight detour to check it out. Its nice enough to look at, but is surrounded by roads and Traffic lights, so it ruined it a bit for m...  more »
  • Built in the mid to late 19th century in the Tudor style & with features of a medieval castle. Originally part of a much larger structure housing the Pensioner guards whos duties were to guard the con...  more »
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