Structural Polychromy in St Kilda.

I often walk past this on the way to the tram, a very inventive example of the #polychromebrick ‘#lombardicRomanesque’ applied to a typical house form; designed by #PercyOakden (while he was part of #OakdenAddisonAndKemp) who was a bit more #avantguarde than most, taking up the #Ruskinian approach of #structuralpolychromy with many materials (see the tiles ?) used decoratively. It was built in 1889 as the #manse for the cute bluestone Methodist church on #FitzroyStreetStKilda, it’s separated quite a bit but they clearly didn’t think matching was necessary.

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