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Benevolent Asylum/Parcels Post Office/Medina Hotel – Sydney, NSW

The Parcels Post Office, situated at Railway Square beside Central Station, was built in 1913 and operated as a post office until the 1960s. Prior to the construction of Central Station in 1901, this was roughly the site of the Benevolent Asylum:

Benevolent Asylum. Image courtesy State Records NSW.

After decades of sitting derelict, someone finally decided the former post office would be good to go with a little funky cold Medina:

Nothing like a hotel right next to the train line!