Melbourne Fragments, Union Bank capitals

Repost this day 2017:

#ArchitecturalFragments: #CorinthianCapitals from the 1881 Union Bank at 351 Collins Street, designed by English architect #MacvicarAnderson, demolished 1966, various ideas floated for saving the whole stone facade, but this was all that was kept, 5 broken capitals placed in the south garden of the #MelbourneUniversity Architecture School, for 40 years as planter bed edges, now properly on display. The statues #AdaAndElsie were also saved and ended up here, first in the foyer of the old building, now a bit less prominent in the basement lobby of the new.

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