5. Shops - c1890
This row of intact shop frontages is reminiscent of the late nineteenth century, with their original verandahs and cast-iron posts. During the height of the silver boom, the city business district of Broken Hill blossomed from one general store, one bank, two smithies and three hotels, into a thriving commercial and business precinct.
This stretch of shops escaped the devastating fire in 1888 when many of Argent Street’s timber and iron hotels and colonial-era shops were destroyed.
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