Parkville Post Office - 59 Fitzgibbon Street. PARKVILLE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Parkville Post Office: 59 Fitzgibbon Street, PARKVILLE

Parkville Post Office

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Building Profile

Name : Parkville Post Office

Location

Address: 59 Fitzgibbon Street
City: PARKVILLE

Postcode: 3052


Construction Details

Built: 1889
Original use: Public
Current use: Public

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The Parkville Post Office and Quarters is a two storey polychrome brick building on a bluestone plinth. It is sited on a corner location with facades to Fitzgibbon Street and Bayles Street. Each of the street facades is composed of three bays, with the centre bay projecting slightly forward and topped by a parapeted gable projecting through the eaves line. All openings have stilted segmental arches or single point segmental arches. String courses, imposts, drip moulds and quatrefoil motifs are in freestone. The eaves are augmented with brick machicolations and the hipped roofs are covered with slate.

History

Architect: S.C Brittingham, S.E Brindley




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