Downing Centre

Originally the elegant Mark Foy's flagship store on the corner of Liverpool, Elizabeth and Castlereagh streets, it was converted for use as courts in 1985. It has a distinctive façade of white bricks with yellow faience work to the sills and cornices. Two corner towers with yellow pinnacles surmount the building. Originally three storeys it was extended several times in the interwar period and is now eight storeys high.

Milestone
Constructed
1908 - 1909
Modified
1928
Modified
1985
Name
Commemorated by
Alternate
Mark Foy's Piazza Store
1909 - 1980
Position
1908 - 1909
1908 - 1909
1927 - 1930
Property
Occupied by
1909 - 1980
Occupied by
1980 - 1983
Occupied by
1985 -
Type

Mark Foy's

,
2011

Established in Oxford Street in the 1880s, Mark Foy's became one of Sydney's leading stores, with a grand store in Liverpool Street and a wide range of departments.