Moderne in Collins Street

Repost 2018:

Def one of my fave city buildings. Former #StateAccidentInsurance office, 1941, #PercyEverett, #publicworksdepartment chief architect showing his creativity again in his only ‘commercial’ office building. Quite a contrast to his other tower, the New York skyscraper style #russellstreetpolicestation done at the same time. It’s a careful balance of competing #horizontal and #verticals, plus a lovely inward curve. Now called #CollinsHillHouse, 412 #CollinsStreet. I had thought the entry / shopfront was original, but no it’s maybe 1980s, but quite sympathetic.

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