City of Melbourne building

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City of Melbourne building
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,679 contributions
When Melbourne was Marvellous
Jun. 2021
The name "City of Melbourne Building' is a misnomer, as it had nothing to do with the local government area; instead, it was erected by the City of Melbourne Building Society, dating from 1888, The Building Society did not survive the Crash of the 1890s. The Building Society was chaired by Alfred Deakin, who was to become Prime Minister of Australia. This fine old building, like many other classic buildings in the City, has been neglected in recent years, even though it is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust listed. It is on the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Collins. Some of these wonderful old buildings, such as the Brash's Building, are being returned to active life.
Written 27 June 2021
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia888 contributions
City of Melbourne Building
May 2020
This four storey brick building with steeply pitched slate roofs and classical window moulding was built in 1888 for the short lived City of Melbourne Building Society, chaired at one time by Alfred Deakin the former PM of Australia. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust lsited
Written 14 May 2020
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM4,926 contributions
Many downtown beautiful heritage buildings!
Jan. 2020
Melbourne was once internationally acclaimed for its magnificent architecture and boundless possibilities. While many beautiful heritage buildings in Melbourne have survived, they are still at risk of being demolished at any time. One of the many beauties is Flinders Street Station Melbourne's favorite meeting place, hence the catch phrase 'meet me under the clocks' has been a popular meeting place for Melbournians for over 100 years. The main station building, completed in 1909 is a cultural icon of Melbourne. The art Nouveau style building with its prominent dome arched entrance tower and clocks is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.The other is the Neo-Gothic St Paul’s Cathedral a Melbourne landmark, built between 1880 and 1931.
Written 22 January 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,327 contributions
Once Magnificent-A Little Shabby Now
Feb. 2019 • Couples
This old building built in 1888 for the City of Melbourne Building Societystands on the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins was once quite something but a little tired now with the old architecture impacted by some degree of neglect and by air conditioner units out a window or two and fairly average shops below..
Written 18 February 2019
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,922 contributions
A bit sooty now
Aug. 2018 • Solo
Built like other buildings with the boom architecture of the late 1880s, the City of Melbourne Building Society was here until the bank crash just 5 years later. It is of very ornate architecture incorporating classical and baroque elements.
Written 29 August 2018
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