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Cyril Ruwald Collection

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Brief description

The Cyril Ruwald Collection consists of 1424 architectural plans and drawings including; diazo prints, pencil and ink drawings, blueprints, negative photo-prints, and monochrome photographs

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Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the Powerhouse Museum website

Significance

Cyril Christian Ruwald was one of several architects who designed hotels for Tooth & Co during the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1920s Ruwald worked with Reg Prevost, a noted patron of young architects including Sydney Ancher, before spending time in Europe during the Depression. On his return Ruwald was instrumental in adapting the streamlined horizontal look of European modernism to hotel design. His Cross Keys Hotel, Newcastle, set the pattern for many others including the Canterbury, Vauxhall, and Premier hotels. Ruwald also designed the Greengate (Killara) and Bull and Bush (Baulkham Hills) hotels, notable exercises in historic pastiche. As well as hotels, Ruwald's practice encompassed apartment buildings (notably Selsdon, Macleay Street, Potts Point), banks (for the Bank of New South Wales) and numerous residences. A keen golfer, Ruwald designed club houses for Cammeray Golf Club and other sporting clubs. He also designed alternations to two significant Sydney buildings: the City Mutual Building, Hunter Street and the former Grand Central Hotel, York Street.

Data time period: 1880 to 1960

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text: New South Wales, Australia

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