Melbourne Town Hall - cnr Swanston and Collins Streets. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Melbourne Town Hall: cnr Swanston and Collins Streets, MELBOURNE

Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall

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Building Profile

Name : Melbourne Town Hall

Location

Address: cnr Swanston and Collins Streets
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Melbourne Town Hall is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1869 - 1880
Original use: Public
Current use: Public

Height
(to roof) : 45
(to pinnacle) : 50
number of floors : 6

Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style

Notable features

Beautiful Second Empire styled building complete with square domes, intricate lace iron, rustication and an elegant Prince Alfred clock tower (added in 1869), and front portico (added in the 1880s). Pillastered Classical walls, with a Neo-Classical styled tower, elegantly similar to the post office tower in nearby Bourke Street.

History

Features of the Town Hall include the Prince Alfred clock tower, added in 1869 and the portico added in the 1880s.

Architect: Joseph Reed


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