See Yup temple South Melbourne, 1866 + 1901

Original post 22 October 2019

Photos 1 April 2019

The #SeeYupTemple in #SouthMelbourne was built on a back lane off #RaglanStreet in 1866, architect #GeorgeWharton, not sure why there, maybe it was cheap ? They wanted to be hidden ? Anyway they soon purchased houses in front, gradually creating the garden there now (which was locked!). Basically #RenaissanceRevival but with maybe Orientalised details, and it’s painted rather gaudy colours, which might be very typically Chinese, or might be Victorian. An extra room was added in red brick in 1901 designed by #HaroldDesbroweAnnear, wonder how he got the gig ? And it’s got Renaissance dolphins.

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