Melbourne High School: 1 Forrest Hill, SOUTH YARRA
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Building ProfileName : Melbourne High School
LocationAddress: 1 Forrest Hill
City: SOUTH YARRA
Melbourne High School is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1928
Original use: Education
Current use: Education
number of floors : 3
Built in the Interwar period in the Neo-Gothic style
a fine example of Collegiate Gothic architecture and as the work of Edwin Evan Smith. Collegiate Gothic architecture was common in educational architecture in the United States at the time of the construction of Melbourne High School. Around the same time, Smith had also employed the style in the Old Geology (1928) and Botany (1926) buildings at the University of Melbourne. The choice of a style with university and overseas associations indicates the importance accorded to the Melbourne High School, in a manifest effort to emphasise the schools elite role.
HistoryArchitect: Edwin Evan Smith
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