Melbourne High School - 1 Forrest Hill. SOUTH YARRA [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Melbourne High School: 1 Forrest Hill, SOUTH YARRA

Melbourne High School

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Building Profile

Name : Melbourne High School

Location

Address: 1 Forrest Hill
City: SOUTH YARRA

Postcode: 3141


Melbourne High School is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1928
Original use: Education
Current use: Education

number of floors : 3

Built in the Interwar period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

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.

History

Architect: Edwin Evan Smith




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