Carlton Court House - 345-355 Drummond Street, Carlton. CARLTON [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Carlton Court House: 345-355 Drummond Street, Carlton, CARLTON

Carlton Court House

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Building Profile

Name : Carlton Court House

Location

Address: 345-355 Drummond Street, Carlton
City: CARLTON

Postcode: 3053


Construction Details

Built: 1887 - 1888
Original use: Public (Court House)
Current use: Public (Court House)

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The building is a single-storeyed Gothic style structure composed in a symmetrical but picturesque form. Red face brick walls sit on a basalt plinth. Dressings are cream face brick, stone or stucco. The bulk of the building comprising the court room sits beneath a parapeted gable slate roof running parallel to the street. Large tracery pointed-arch windows light these gable ends. Two louvred gablets puncture the roof. The cornice incorporates a trefoil motif. A transverse parapeted gable with tracery window and flanking chimneys dominates the centre of the composition. A lower block sits in front of the main body of the building, comprising two chequerboard polychromatic gabled end porches linked by a three bay arcade with balustraded parapet.

History

Architect: G.B.H Austin




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