Orrong Hotel, High Street Armadale

The Orrong Hotel is one of the more striking Art Deco pubs in Melbourne, with that stepped corner tower. And the Fosters neon sign is original! Always thought maybe 80s Deco-revival. The rest is mostly intact, but at some point the bricks and speed lines and ‘hotel’ sign rendered over, then later someone painted a … Continue reading Orrong Hotel, High Street Armadale

The Warwick

Repost from 2016: A bit of American Georgian Revival in a #StKilda side street, off Fitzroy Street - which is one of the few places in #Melbourne where stylish #flats were built above shops - until then usually only the shopkeepers lived above the shop. Probably 1930s. Update : it’s 1932, Joseph Plottel (thanks to … Continue reading The Warwick

Development over CBD metro stations – Young & Jackson’s and City Square

Young & Jackson’s After they’ve finished the metro station entrance behind Young & Jacksons, the planning allows for a 10-12 storey building (up to the 40m height limit) wrapping right around (with a 6m gap next to the Nicholas Building). I’d much prefer we keep this view of old side walls intact, and allow just … Continue reading Development over CBD metro stations – Young & Jackson’s and City Square