Salvation Army Training Garrison - 68-92 Victoria Parade. EAST MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Salvation Army Training Garrison: 68-92 Victoria Parade, EAST MELBOURNE

Salvation Army Training Garrison
Salvation Army Training Garrison

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Building Profile

Name : Salvation Army Training Garrison
Past Names : Southern Territory College

Location

Address: 68-92 Victoria Parade
City: EAST MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3002


Salvation Army Training Garrison is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1900 - 1901
Original use: Education
Current use: Carpark

number of floors : 4

Built in the Edwardian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The former Salvation Army Training Garrison is architecturally significant for its unusual use of the Tudor style on such a large scale. By its size and striking facade, it makes a major contribution to the streetscape. Internally the double dogleg and geometric stair is an unusual arrangement. The pressed metal ceilings are early examples in Victoria of a new form of decoration.

History

The former Salvation Army Training Garrison if of historical significance for its associations with Colonel Edward Saunders, the architect of the building. Saunders co-founded the Salvation Army in Australia with John Gore in Adelaide in 1880. The former Salvation Army Training Garrison was one of five designs by Saunders but the only one in Victoria. Saunders was also responsible for the Salvation Army Printing Works, 508 Albert Street, one year later. The former Salvation Army Training Garrison is a late component consistent with Governor Latrobes plans to reserve Eastern Hill for Melbournes religious and institutional bodies. 

Only the facade of the building has been preserved to a depth of just a few metres, behind which has been built a multi-storey carpark.

Architect: Edward Saunders




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