The Albany [1844-1935]
Old maps and photos of Central from the 1800s show a commanding building overlooking the Botanical Gardens. It was named 'The Albany'.
The original building stood where a children's playground is today, bounded by Albany Road to the north, and Robinson Road to the south. (This section of Robinson Road was considered part of Garden Road when The Albany stood here)
Today there is a residential development named 'The Albany', but that is across on the north-west side of Albany Road, on the site of what used to be a government building. The building also gave its name to the 'Albany Nullah'. The nullah is no longer visible, but it used to run down the eastern side of the Murray Barracks, roughly the path of today's Cotton Tree Drive.
I haven't found anything more about it from the web. Does anyone know any more of its history, especially who lived there?