Historic Camden

Established in 1840, our historic town of Camden is a place full of history and heritage. The district is as old as Australia itself, and with that, comes a wealth of historic sites and venues within.

Here at distinctive, we have been lucky enough to work on a number of historic institutions within the Macarthur region, in the way of landscape, interiors, and public art

Built in the 1930s as a Milk Bar, Camden Valley Inn has always been a popular place to meet for locals in the area. Originally known as ‘Camden Vale Inn’ the purpose of the bar was to promote the pure milk of Camden Park. The milk was the first in NSW to be certified as tuberculosis free. The milk was sold to the public in narrow-necked bottled capped with the famous golden coloured metal foil, and marketed as ‘the milk with the golden cap’.

This historic site led to the development of a public art design, commemorating the historic milk history of the site.

Based in Menangle, Club Menangle is far more than just a racetrack, but an institution founded by pioneers and farmers who have been racing horses for fun in this beautiful setting.

Currently, Club Menangle is undergoing a refurbishment of the historic Menangle House and landscapes.

Historically placed on the northern side of Argyle Street, the Crown Hotel dates itself back to 1849, one of the oldest run hotels in Camden. Here at distinctive, we have been privileged enough to work on multiple projects spanning the last few years. Currently we are working with the Crown to develop a new façade as well as interior concept for their restaurant.

We are blessed to be able to create and design under such beautiful circumstances in our home town, watch this space for more up and coming historic developments.