South Melbourne Town Hall, 1880

Repost this day 2018: #SouthMelbourneTownHall, #CharlesWebb, 1880, the model for so many #landboom town halls of the 1880s, though quite a few never got their tower/spire, a Victorian re-use of the #EnglishBaroque use of the classical orders to create a tower with the #silhouette of a gothic spire. And does anyone remember the fuss about the 2001 restoration that used ochre #limewash ? Looks just like #sandstone now. Also, all those urns, the mini #mansards and various knobs and pinnacles were all #restored, looks so much better. Update : it’s going to have $43 mill upgrades soon, due to leaking roofs, and also to create more than one performance space so it can have more than just #AustralianNationalAcademyOfMusic concerts (I think).

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