The #LawrenceHouse built in 1860 in Queen Street near the #QueenVictoriaMarket has seen better days – when I took this in march, clearly the stone of the #cornice was flaking off and probably had more knocked off before it fell off- and it had been empty at least a year (it was melb’s first #catcafe before that). It’s a great piece of #MelbourneArchitecture, solid #sandstone panels with deep reveals over a #rusticated #bluestone base. Presumed to have been designed by the owner/builder James Lawrence, who was a #stonemason.
2021 update: it was soon repaired and up for lease, now it’s the APC Lounge Chinese restaurant /bar. So many uses, was a bank for a long time, then an Indian place closed by the health inspectors in 2002.