North Terrace is one of the four terraces that bound the central business and residential district of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It runs east-west, along the northern edge of "the square mile". The western end continues on to Port Road, and the eastern end continues across the Adelaide Parklands as Botanic Road.
North Side of North Terrace
Theoretically, the northern side of North Terrace is part of the Adelaide Parklands. However, much of the space between North Terrace and the River Torrens is occupied by cultural institutions and other public buildings. Starting from West Terrace and travelling east, these buildings include:
- The (new/current) Royal Adelaide Hospital
- South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
- (University of Adelaide)
- University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute (previously the site of City Sk8 Park, a skateboarding facility)
(Morphett Street bridge)
- Adelaide Convention Centre, Exhibition Halls (partly above the railway station platforms)
- Riverside Centre (above the railway station platforms)
- InterContinental Hotel (above the railway station platforms)
- Adelaide railway station building
- Adelaide Casino (inside the historic station building)
- Old Parliament House - the original South Australian Parliament building
- Parliament House
- Government House, the official residence of the Governor of South Australia
- The historic Torrens Parade Ground is behind Government House, between North Terrace and the River Torrens – accessible from King William Road
- The South African War Memorial stands in front of Government House on a traffic island at the corner of North Terrace and King William Road
- The Jubilee 150 Walkway commences in front of Government House
- National War Memorial
- State Library of South Australia
- Institute Building (1859)
- Spence Wing
- Mortlock Wing (1884)
- South Australian Museum
- Art Gallery of South Australia
- University of Adelaide (original campus, now called the Main campus):
- University of South Australia (originally the South Australian School of Mines and Industries/Adelaide Technical High School, now called the City East campus)
- Adelaide Botanic Gardens
- National Wine Centre of Australia
South Side of North Terrace
Starting at West Terrace and travelling east, the southern side of the street includes:
- The Newmarket Hotel
- Assorted accommodation, businesses and medical practices
- Many buildings forming the City West campus of the University of South Australia
- The Lion Arts Centre (in the old Fowler's Lion Flour Factory building)
(Morphett Street bridge)
- The historic Holy Trinity Church (Anglican)
- Assorted accommodation, businesses and government offices
- The Dame Roma Mitchell building
- Assorted accommodation and various Adelaide head offices (e.g. MyBudget, Origin Energy)
- The former Adelaide head office of the Westpac Bank
- The exclusive, historic and discreetly labelled Adelaide Club (for gentlemen)
- The Myer Centre, part of the Rundle Mall shopping precinct
- The exclusive, historic and unlabelled Queen Adelaide Club (for ladies)
- "Gawler Chambers", the former Adelaide offices of the South Australian Company
- Assorted businesses and medical practices
- David Jones, part of the Rundle Mall shopping precinct
- Assorted businesses, medical practices and University of Adelaide buildings
- The historic Scots Church (originally Free Church of Scotland, then Presbyterian, now Uniting Church)
- Various buildings occupied by the University of Adelaide
- The historic and architecturally elaborate Freemasons' Hall, designed by , a prominent Adelaide architect, who also designed Electra House in King William Street and Carclew on Montefiore Hill.
- The Waterhouse house
- Assorted businesses
- The First Church of Christ, Scientist ("Christian Scientist" Church)
- Assorted businesses
- The historic Ayers House
- 19th century Terrace houses
- The historic Botanic Hotel
Glenelg tram extensions
In October 2007, the extension of the Glenelg tram from Victoria Square to the University of South Australia City West campus was completed. In 2010, a further extension along the remainder of North Terrace to continue along Port Road to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was opened. Construction of a new junction, branch lines along the eastern end of North Terrace and King William Road and four new stops began in July/August 2017 and opened on 13 October 2018.
The Hawke Building, part of the UniSA, City West Campus
The Yungondi Building, part of the UniSA, City West Campus
The City West tram stop - left-to-right: InterContinental Hotel, Riverside Building, Morphett Street bridge, multi-storey accommodation, the old Lion Flour factory
Part of the Adelaide railway station building - main entrance
Parliament House with InterContinental Hotel
View of the South African War Memorial, looking West along North Terrace, circa 1925
View of the South African War Memorial, looking West along North Terrace, circa 2008
View to south along King William Road towards intersection with North Terrace
Government House, Adelaide in the 1930s
The Adelaide Club, 165 North Terrace
The Queen Adelaide Club, cnr North Terrace and Stephens Place
State Library entrance to Spence Wing
Mortlock Wing of the State Library
South Australian Museum Complex
Mitchell Building, University of Adelaide
Eastern side of Mitchell Building, University of Adelaide
The old Royal Adelaide Hospital
- 2003 Adelaide Street Directory, 41st Edition. UBD (A Division of Universal Press Pty Ltd). 2003. ISBN 0-7319-1441-4.
- Map of the Adelaide city centre, North Adelaide and the Adelaide Park Lands.
- Bonython Hall is opposite Pulteney Street, and was built in 1936 as a result of a donation of over £50,000 from Sir John Langdon Bonython. Pulteney Street is the only one of the city's north-south thoroughfares which does not continue north through the parklands. Folklore has it that the Bonython donation was made on the condition that a hall be built opposite Pulteney Street, thus blocking any future path through the parklands and preventing the division of the campus by a major thoroughfare.
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- "Our History". Scots Church. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Electra House". Adelaide Explorer. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
- "Freemasons Hall". Adelaide Explorer. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
- "John Quinton Bruce". Architects [of South Australia] database. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
- Official opening for tram extension ABC News 14 October 2007
- "Adelaide Entertainment Centre Tram Line Opens" Trolley Wire issue 321 May 2010 pages 21-23
- Boisvert, Eugene (13 October 2018). "Trams start running on Adelaide's North Terrace extension seven months late". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 14 October 2018.