Ormond College (Melbourne University) - 49 College Crescent. PARKVILLE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Ormond College (Melbourne University): 49 College Crescent, PARKVILLE

Ormond College (Melbourne University)
Ormond College (Melbourne University)
Ormond College (Melbourne University)

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Building Profile

Name : Ormond College (Melbourne University)

Location

Address: 49 College Crescent
City: PARKVILLE

Postcode: 3052


Ormond College (Melbourne University) is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1881
Original use: Education
Current use: Education

number of floors : 6

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

Superb example from the height of Victorian appeal. Tower dominates a gothic arched entryway, crowned by spectacular turrets.

History

Ormond College opened in 1881 with 20 students, but by 1893 the number of students had risen to 100. The imposing stone and brick building (see virtual tour) which is the heart of the College was made possible through the generous benefaction of Francis Ormond, a western district pastoralist with a passion for education and a desire to ensure that students from afar could take advantage of the opportunities offered by The University of Melbourne.

Architect: Joseph Reed


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