Paddington Town Hall

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Paddington Town Hall

 

Paddington or, as locals refer to it, Paddo, is a suburb in eastern Sydney in New South Wales.

It is 3 kilometers to the east of the central business district, and it sits on two local government areas:

the Woollahra Municipality and the City of Sydney.

Darlinghurst borders Paddington to the west. Woollahra and Centennial Park make up its eastern border. Kings Cross and Edgecliff make up the northern limits, and the south is bounded by Moore.

During the early 1820s, gin distiller and ex-convict entrepreneur Robert Cooper built a grandiose Georgian manor atop the ridgeline of Paddington. He named the area “Paddington” after a

borough in London, and the estate, he called “Juniper Hall”. It remains the oldest house in Paddington. The first homes in the area were put up around Victoria Barracks. As time passed, the suburb became overpopulated as the homes of the burgeoning middle class were built one after the other.

Today, Paddington is one of the most culturally rich districts in Sydney. The old linen and boot repair shops gave way to boutiques, fashion stores and restaurants. The multiple intersection called Five

Ways is a popular local and tourist attraction since several cafés and bars hold address there.

 
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