McNess Royal ArcadeThe McNess Royal Arcade is located on the corner of Hay Street Mall and Barrack Street in Perth, Western Australia. Built in c.1896 by William
Wolfe the building is one of the oldest arcades in Perth. William Wolfe was also responsible for the design
of His Majesty's Theatre, which is located further up Hay Street.
The arcade was built for owner Sir Charles McNess who was one of Perth's leading philanthropists of
the inter-war period and founder of the Young Australian League (located on Wellington Street).
The three storey Federation Free Classical building forms an arcade between Hay Street and Barrack
Street and features decorative pediments over the entrance, decorative pilasters with stucco works, emphatic
entablature arched windows, decorative parapet and triangular pediments. His Majesty's Theatre