Tag: 1900s

Collins Street in the wet c1900

Fantastic action shot of Collins Street from 1900-1910, looking west from Elizabeth Street, in the wet. This happens to be the one block where everything is gone, except the domed banking chamber interior behind the huge classical facade in the centre, and the ex-National Mutual building with spire in the distance on the corner of … Continue reading Collins Street in the wet c1900

Edwardian verticality in Albert Park.

The wonderfully eccentric Machin & Shepherd, #EstateAgents, built c1902 (here till the 80s!). Fantastic #Edwardian #Queenanne #3D design over extremely narrow proportions, obviously designed to be as tall as possible to stand out. Big chunky projections, topped with a with a kind of #occulus, an arch over a gap with the steep #MarsaillesTile roof behind, … Continue reading Edwardian verticality in Albert Park.

Cliveden Mansion

#LostMelbourne (well, there's bits left) #ClivedenMansion was built 1887-88, designed by #WilliamWardell for ‘Australia’s only Baronet’ Sir William Clarke, with the usual 20 bedrooms, ballroom, and craftsmen brought out from Italy to do the marble and stuff. In 1909 became luxury flats with an added floor, then dem in 1968 for Melbourne’s first #HiltonHotel, a … Continue reading Cliveden Mansion