Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC) (demolished) - 303-309 Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC) : 303-309 Collins Street, MELBOURNE

Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC)
Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC)

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Building Profile

Name : Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC)

Location

Address: 303-309 Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Co (MLC) was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1930
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 12

Built in the Interwar period in the Art-Deco style

Notable features

Features landmark tower, vertical emphasis, an unusual combination of Art Deco with and stark Moderne features (curtain walled glass strips) as well as skyscraper gothic details.

History

Architect: Kingsley Henderson


This building has been destroyed (~1960)

Demolished to make way for new MLC office tower built in the mid 60s. Following an architectural trend in the 20s and 30s of franchising, which was similar to the treatment of buildings such as the T&G towers, this building was all but identical in design to that of the Art Deco MLC building still extant at 38-46 Martin Place, Sydney.



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