Henry Bastow school No 3, St Kilda Primary, 1874.

#StKildaPrimarySchool, with it’s #GothicRevival rocket I mean tower. It’s another one of #HenryBastow’s reputedly 600 schools he designed as architect for the Education Department after school was made compulsory in 1872. This one in the first batch, completed 1875, though only one storey then; the middle upper floors and tower added 1888 (and most of the windows altered and enlarged 1903). Actually now I look closely more like #LombardicRomanesque, since the windows mostly #roundarched not pointed, and lots of #polychromebrick, though all his schools had at least 2 colours of bricks.

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