The construction of Elders House began in 1937, replacing a much smaller Elder Smith and Co. Ltd office built in 1888. With a frontage of 136ft, it was said to be one of Adelaide’s longest office premises at the time. The ground floor was faced with South Australian red granite, and the three floors above were brown free stone.
This restoration project included stone indenting and replacement, repointing, desalination process to friable sandstone and façade cleaning. During the work period it also involved treatment to all steel windows and painting, replacement of roof membrane and flashing, the repair of terracotta roof tiles and traditional lead dressing to horizontal surfaces.