Albany Bell Castle

Albany Bell Castle, Mt Lawley, Western Australia The Albany Bell Castle located on Guildford Road, Mt Lawley was originally built as a confectionary and cake factory for Albany Bell Ltd. The Albany Bell factory was built to cater for a chain of thirteen tearooms located in Perth, Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. At its peak, Albany Bell employed over 200 people.

The Inter-war Medieval Revival Style castle was designed by architect A. Cameron and features crenellated towers and parapets. Cameron based his design on a building he had seen on a visit to America. Albany Bell Castle, Mt Lawley, Western Australia

The building was completed in 1919 and was set in 1.25 hectares of gardens.

In 1929 the factory closed and was used for a variety of commercial ventures. Between 1950-52 the building was used as a storage depot for the Coco's Island Project and since recently it has been used as regional workshops for the Commonwealth Department of Transport.

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