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Warehouses

69-100 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, C.1880-1910.

For the storage of goods, elongated two- and three-storeyed utilitarian buildings sprung up at right angles to the docks. In most cases, a veneer of office space marked the street frontage but a characteristic of these warehouses is accessibility through wide openings with huge doors. Government warehouses such as the Bond Store powerfully express their utilitarian designation while privately owned warehouses sought more aesthetically satisfying solutions – for example, quoining runs up their sides and also adorns door and window openings, while strong horizontal cornice mouldings divide one storey from the other.