Museum front, Russell Street

Repost this day 2019: The back end of the #StateLibraryOfVictoria was built in 1906, and has a very well proportioned classical #portico entrance with a little Baroque scroll flourish, but the upper level is intriguing, being so stripped down it becomes almost Modernist, could be something from the 1930s. This end was supposed to be a very grand Museum building, at least according to an 1860 rendering by #JosephReedArchitect who did the 1853 front, and whose successor form #BatesPeeblesAndSmart designed this wing, and this door led to the Museum end of the complex, but really entry to both was from the front. The Museum moved out in 2000.

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