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South Melbourne Courier

Original post 6 February 2017: The beaut Courier Building on #DorcasStreet #SouthMelbourne, can't find exact date, but I bet 1880s, crazy vertical three storey office building on a terrace house sized block. I can tell you however that the Courier was only published from 1900 to 1914 thanks the the #MelbourneCircle blog.

Ajax insurance

Origin post 5 February 2021: Ajax Insurance, cnr Queen and Little Collins, yet another of the 55 #midcentury office blocks up for #heritagelisting, and another fave of mine, even though it’s a bit retro for 1957. Designed by HD Berry, who didn’t go on to much it seems, but did well with this, which would … Continue reading Ajax insurance

Burke Hall

Original post 3 Feb 2016 A #melbourbemansion. #StudleyHall, first part 1857, then 1875 enlarged and altered to what you see here, designed by william J Ellis. Great double level columned verandas. Owned by infamous character #johnwren from 1919, who then gifted it to the Catholic Church in 1969 to become #BurkeHall, junior school for Xavier.