Tag: romanesquerevival

Equity Chambers, Bourke Street – how to add to a heritage building almost alright.

Pleasantly surprised to see that the additional floors on #EquityTrustees aren’t green ! They’re simpler than I thought they were going to be, so hard to keep up. Also it’s not just a hotel, it’s going to be a #HiltonHotel ! A little 244 room one. Designed by #batessmart. Nice to see as well that … Continue reading Equity Chambers, Bourke Street – how to add to a heritage building almost alright.

Flemington Fire Station – horseshoe arch for horses.

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.

A J MacDonald PWD star !

Look what I found wandering home up a side street from #christmaslunch - the fabbo #FlemingtonCourtHouse, built 1891. Lombardic Romanesque ? Italian Byzantine ? All of the above ! Designed by #AJMacDonald, at a time in the later 1880s when the #PublicWorksDepartment were let loose to be inventive after decades of classical restraint. The #copshop … Continue reading A J MacDonald PWD star !

St Columbas, Elwood, 1929, AA Fritsch

One of the many many #redbrick #Romanesque/#Byzantine/#Gothic #CatholicChurches designed by the wonderfully named #AugustusFritsch, aka #AAFritsch. If you see a church like that anywhere in Victoria it’s probably his, or maybe #FritschandFritsch, in partnership with his son. His first churches were in this style, nicely eclectic Edwardian in the 1900s, which he barely changed for … Continue reading St Columbas, Elwood, 1929, AA Fritsch