Tower House (demolished) - cnr Flinders and Spring Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Tower House: cnr Flinders and Spring Street, MELBOURNE

Tower House
Tower House
Tower House

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Building Profile

Name : Tower House

Location

Address: cnr Flinders and Spring Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Tower House was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1891
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 5

Built in the Victorian period in the Queen Anne style

Notable features

A prominent corner tower of similar design to the Rialto in Collins Street dominates a comparatively subdued but eclectic facade combining Tudor, Queen Anne and Mannerist sensibilities. Iron cresting on the roofline contributes to a picturesque effect. Served as home of the Public Schools Club of Victoria

History

Tower House, professional chambers, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Built in 1891 by William Pitt, Architect. Building located on the corner of Flinders and Spring Streets. Tower House sign on building next to entrance. Building demolished in 1983? Clements Langford Pty. Ltd., a master building firm, was incorporated in 1923, having grown from Langfords small Richmond business, established around 1881, into one of Melbournes largest building firms.

Architect: William Pitt


This building has been destroyed (1957)

Vacant lot eventually made way for Harry Seidlers ugly Shell House corporate headquarters and the underground rail loop.



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