Flemington Post Office, a real eclectic delight.

Looks a bit like a Russian church, but it’s #FlemingtonPostOffice, 1890, another wonderfull eclectic design from the #PublicWorksDepartment; Flemington for some reason has a great bunch of public buildings arrayed up a side street, taking advantage of the pointy corner sites, but a long way from the shops, train station etc. The #PostOffice here would have been quite visible though, with its tall #clocktower, but now there’s a #damntree in the way. The design seems to have been a collaboration, mainly by #JRPratt, tower detailed by #AJMacDonald, who did the Romanesqueish court house up the hill the next year. This is sort of Italian Romanesque, though of course 12th century Italians didn’t build clocktowers.

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