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MR. PADBURY'S NEW BUILDINGS.

fcmce the commencement of ouuaing operations iin Forrest-place there has been a fair amount of speculation in the nnhlio minrl us tn vehr&hov it whs th« in

tention to excavate for a basement floor, but knowing the- treacherous nature of the ground in this locality this will not be attempted. All ..of this ground, and where Boans Ltd. nmnorium, ? and the Perth -railway station stand, was known a little more than J!O.;.veiirs ago as the ''Round Swamp,' where the boj-s of , the city were in the habit of fishing for 'Jilgies.' iPiles will .ba- driven down to a considerable depth to-.«ssist the new foundations, and only sufficient .ml will be removed to. receive the concrete bed. The cost of Duilding lodged ait the City Building Surveyor's office last week was £59,000. '

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