April 11, 2016
Another view of the stairwells leading to the upper lobby areas
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Perth’s Capitol was one of Australia’s finest ‘picture palaces’. It was sophisticated rather than gaudy, and many fine artisans and artists worked on its interior detailing and fittings. Greed during the 1960s mineral boom saw it demolished with barely a protest. The citizens of Perth now know what they lost when they allowed this civic vandalism.