Tasmania Living History QR Code Walks

Stop 8 Rivers

Stop 8 Rivers building

The Maples Furniture chain constructed stores in Moderne style throughout Australia, including this store in 1939. The builders were Carter & Peace and it was reported that the plate glass windows were the largest ever fitted in Tasmania. It is strikingly similar to Subway, on the opposite corner, and it is likely that they were designed by the same architect.

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  • A major external feature is a vertical fin – structurally, the first floor was supported by a number of very slim circular columns clad in polished stainless steel. The first floor became a discotheque in 1994 and the building has been severely compromised by changes for retail purposes.

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