City of Melbourne Buildings - 112 - 118 Elizabeth St. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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City of Melbourne Buildings: 112 - 118 Elizabeth St, MELBOURNE

City of Melbourne Buildings
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Building Profile

Name : City of Melbourne Buildings

Location

Address: 112 - 118 Elizabeth St
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


City of Melbourne Buildings is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1888
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Commercial

Built in the Victorian period in the Queen Anne style

Notable features

An eclectic Victorian composition. A very Anglo-Dutch version of the Queen Anne style with gaudily picturesque motifs. Two buildings of different style in combination.

History

The Melbourne City Building is a four-storey brick building designed by W.H. Ellerker and E.G. Kilburn in 1888 for the short lived City of Melbourne Building Society, chaired at one time by Alfred Deakin. The building has two facades, to Elizabeth Street and Little Collins Street and returns on a curved rather than a splayed corner. The design eclectically combines classical elements such as columns, pilasters, aedicules and Baroque-style pediments with a picturesque roofline of steeply pitched slate roofs, wrought iron decoration and massive chimneys. The building was originally served internally by an Otis hydraulic lift.

Architect: Ellerker And Kilburn


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