St Vincent’s Hospital – the grand Edwardian front we missed out on. No

This slightly crappy back end of #StVincentsHospitalMelbourne is actually the most historic part, and one of the first ‘modern’ hospital blocks in Vic that’s still around, with generous balconies for patients to sit on, away from the germs that everyone had finally accepted were real. Built in 1905, designed by PA Kennedy and DC Askew (formerly of #TwentymanAndAskew) it took the patients out from converted terraces where it started 8 years before. It was always meant to be stage 1, check out the arch poking out by itself, and as soon as it was finished they made grand plans to add a big frontage, designed by none other than #RobertHaddon – but nothing happened for another 30 years.

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