Tag: VictorianArchitecture

Squeezy : Niagara Lane Warehouses 1887

Fantastic #polychromebrick #warehouses from 1887 in #NiagaraLane in the city, so much effort for such a narrow lane where you can’t see them properly, but lots of great details. Built for Henry Marks, designed by #GeorgeDeLacyEvans. I think they’re all apartments now. One of the locations that began the gentrification of #MelbourneLanes; in 1978 #niagaragalleries … Continue reading Squeezy : Niagara Lane Warehouses 1887

Queens College Melbourne University

#QueensCollege #MelbourneUniversity, main building. One of the many big colleges built on reserved land on a big curve around the top of the Uni. This one was the #Methodist / Wesleyan reserve. It’s impressive but plain and that tower is a bit top heavy; I see now that it’s got a whole extra tall top … Continue reading Queens College Melbourne University

St Jude’s, Carlton

#StJudesCarlton, one if the earliest #LombardicRomanesque (actually #GothicRevival) #polychromebrick designs by #JosephReedArchitect. It was a great statement by the Anglican community in the 1860s (built 1866-1870), though they didn’t have enough to finish the tower. The parish have just redone all the #tuckpointing and they’re going to build a new entrance at the back end, … Continue reading St Jude’s, Carlton

St George’s Presbyterian, East St Kilda

#StGeorgesPresbyterian, Chapel Street #EastStKilda, designed by #AlbertPurchas and built in two stages, nave and tower 1877, transepts and sanctuary 1880. Most interesting thing Purchas did in his long career from the 1850s to the 1890s. Here he’s taken Joseph Reed’s #LombardicRomanesque and applied it to a #GothicRevival form, but with the stripes that Butterfield liked, … Continue reading St George’s Presbyterian, East St Kilda

Mosspennoch, East Melbourne

#Mosspennoch, #EastMelbourne, looking fine now that it’s all restored and subdivided neatly into mansion flats; my first pic is from 2015 when it was still just empty as it had been for 20 years. They built a mid rise block of flats (by #BatesSmart) in what was garden but, after wanting to knock it down, … Continue reading Mosspennoch, East Melbourne

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