Excellent bank in Racecourse Road #Flemington by #GeorgeJobbins from 1889 for the #ColonialBankofAustralasia; his most elaborate, in fact one of the most elaborate banks from the time - banks were often very restrained compared to the #HighVictorian madness going on around them in the 1880s. Great details such as the delicate #ioniccapitals and the little … Continue reading Jobbin’s best Bank, Racecourse Road.
The #FlemingtonFireStation, built 1896, across the road from the 1891 #FlemingtonCourtHouse, almost but not really a civic precinct. Love the #horseshoearch (note it’s not a #keyholearch, slightly different), no architect listed, but this arch pretty much the same as the #ElsternwickFireStation, same date, so prob same architect, #JTKelleher. Update : the windows above the arch … Continue reading Flemington Fire Station – horseshoe arch for horses.
Looks a bit like a Russian church, but it’s #FlemingtonPostOffice, 1890, another wonderfull eclectic design from the #PublicWorksDepartment; Flemington for some reason has a great bunch of public buildings arrayed up a side street, taking advantage of the pointy corner sites, but a long way from the shops, train station etc. The #PostOffice here would … Continue reading Flemington Post Office, a real eclectic delight.