(Source: Archives Office of Tasmania: AB713-1-6938)
Hitton Hall is an imposing post war design that stands alone on the hillside. It was originally designed to accommodate students, but to my knowledge it is now used as the School of Education Building.
The building is an excellent example of this period of architecture, built at a time when funding and building materials were at a shortage.
There is a clear move away from the decoration of the Art Deco period, with adornments stripped to their essentials. Features are expressed through the central staircase column and glass paneling. There is a second floor verhanda, and the roof has an interesting angular shape.
Since this archive photograph was taken, the young gum trees have grown large around the site.
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