Sights & landmarks in Parkville

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's pre-eminent universities. The main campus is located in Parkville, an inner-city Melbourne suburb. It is known as the Sandstone University; it never ceases to evolve. The University of Melbourne's first Chancellor was Sir Redmond Barry, an Anglo-Irish jurist. From its foundation in 1853, the university continued to expand, spurred by the wealth generated by the Great Australian Gold Rush. The University of Melbourne offers many professional level courses, aimed at local and overseas students.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The Old Quad and Law School is an events space and museum on the University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus. It was constructed in 1856, making it one of the University's original buildings. The site is an impressive example of the stonemasons' art. The Old Quad had a key role in Australia's industrial history. In April 1856, workers walked off the job and marched into the City demanding an 8 Hour Day, which they eventually achieved. The Old Quad has a commemorative plaque attesting to this fact.
    Written 7 May 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Trinity College is associated with the University of Melbourne. Trinity College is also known as the University of Divinity and also hosts the Trinity College Theological School. The most impressive structure on the campus is the Trinity College Chapel, an imposing red brick building with stained glass windows. The Theological School teaches students about religion in a way that engages them with the modern world
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,702 contributions
    Wardlow is just one house among so many that are worth attention. The area was one where the monied came to build. Wardlow is a boom period Italianate metropolitan middle class house that dates back to the 1880s. Much has been kept true to the original (exteriors and garden).
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Nocklofty was built in 1906, this unique house is an reminder of ornate Federation-era cratsmanship. The fretwork, which features birds, plant and animals, was hand-crafted by the owner, who was a self-taught wood carver. Features such as the leadlight windows and tuckpointed brickwork are rarely seen in modern residences. Nocklofty is at the Sydney Road end of Royal Parade, adjacdent to a small park.
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The 1888 Building began life as a teachers' college. It is a handsome building, that has evolved into a graduate school that is part of the University of Melbourne. It can be seen easily from Grattan Street. Its intricate architecture reflects fashions of the late 19th century, when it was constructed.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The Chemistry Building at the University of Melbourne has always been a landmark on the campus. It has been extensively renovated in contemporary style, befitting its status as an academic center of excellence. Once again, it's a feature of the Parkville campus.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    The historic buildings and creeper that grows them at Ormond college makes it one of the most picturesque spots in Melbourne. Definitely worth a look
    Written 23 December 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Old Arts is a building in the University of Melbourne. It is a feature of the Campus that most students would have encountered from time to time. The Gothic style fits in with other older buildings on the Campus. It adjoins the Old Law Building and the Quadrangle, which date from the Victorian era,
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The Gatekeeper's Cottage guards the Grattan Street entrance to the University of Melbourne. It is a picturesque cottage, constructed of sandstone. Almost anyone who has studied at the University is sure to have passed it some time.
    Written 2 January 2022
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,702 contributions
    Joseph Reed designed the Bank of NSW building in 1856. It was of two storeys and based on the Library of St Mark in Venice. When the building was demolished about 70 years later, the facade was saved and taken to Melbourne University. There it was incorporated into what was later called the Old Commerce building. Later that building was demolished and behind the facade was built the Melbourne School of Design building. So the facade lives on, located on the Western side.
    Written 25 August 2018
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    This War Memorial is dedicated to the Parkville boys who never came home from World War I. Their names are listed. The Memorial was dedicated by Brigader General "Pompey" Elliott, a hero of the war. The memorial shows an Autralian soldier, standing at attention.
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,702 contributions
    Almost obscured from the street by thick vegetation, Auld Reekie is an Edwardian gentleman's residence in a street where there were once many such buildings. A feature that struck me was the fence of pink marble posts, a blue stone base and a wrought iron pallisade..
    Written 29 August 2018
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,702 contributions
    Dating back to around 1880, this mansion has been through a number of owners and now is mainly used for archives and as a conference centre. It is right on Royal Park.
    Written 28 April 2020
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,702 contributions
    Selvetta was built in 1884 as a rendered brick two storey townhouse. It is of very solid construction and faces out across Royal park.
    Written 28 April 2020
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