Tag: southmelbourne

Finn Barr, South Melbourne, 1885

Original post 17 July 2020 Time for my annual pilgrimage to see Finn Barr, in Cecil Street, #SouthMelbourne in winter, this time with my wide angle. Here’s what I said in 2017: Built in 1885 for a local doctor who obviously wanted to make a statement! A #terracehouse with a facade and tower worthy of … Continue reading Finn Barr, South Melbourne, 1885

South Melbourne surf club pavilion

Original post 4 July Photos 18 June 2020 The new #SouthMelbourneBeach pavilion by @jcbarchitects is very minimalist, a simple very low profile and grey render (precast?), quite nice but I’d have liked a bit of something? Bright colours inside. Great that there’s a fair amount of under cover space on the beach, where there isn’t … Continue reading South Melbourne surf club pavilion

Some florid cast iron, South Melbourne

A lovely well preserved #melbourneterrace, with original #tuckpointed #polychromebrick, all reasonably typical, except the #castironlace balustrade panels, very heavy floral, complete with fruit (?), but with curving sides, leaving some space, rather than more straight side, or joining up to create a continuous pattern. The same iron is also on another house around the corner, … Continue reading Some florid cast iron, South Melbourne

Six houses, same cast iron, Ward St, South Melbourne.

Just got a 1983 book on Australian 😁#castironlace (from Sydney so I’d never heard of it) so of course I’m checking it out, there’s this one short street in south melb, ward st, near the market, lined with two storey terraces, not all the same design, but about half have the same cast iron, a … Continue reading Six houses, same cast iron, Ward St, South Melbourne.

A fine Gothic Revival bank

Not that many Gothic style Victorian banks, mostly for the #ESandAbank, thought all by #WilliamWardell, but no he only did the Flemish style ones, this one in #ClarendonStreetSouthMelbourne by #TerryAndOakden, built 1880; posted it last April when it was still an #ANZbank, but not any more ☹️ Update May 2021 : it’s now in the … Continue reading A fine Gothic Revival bank

Front portion preservation

There’s a lot of #frontportionism in #DorcasStreet, #SouthMelbourne near the market. This is my ideal kind of compromise, keeping a good chunk of the old, the new doesn’t overly #dominate. Though maybe it does a bit given these two are on corners. And the second one unfortunately includes a lower not to the left that … Continue reading Front portion preservation