Prahran Court House - 170 Greville Street. PRAHRAN [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Prahran Court House: 170 Greville Street, PRAHRAN

Prahran Court House

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Building Profile

Name : Prahran Court House

Location

Address: 170 Greville Street
City: PRAHRAN

Postcode: 3181


Construction Details

Built: 1886
Original use: Public (Court House)
Current use: Hall

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

An outstanding example of Gothic Revival public architecture and an important work of the prominent Public Works Department architect, Charles Gilchrist. The Gothic Revival style, with its connotations of religious virtue, was well suited to buildings that represented the institutions of law and order, and was a popular style in a late-19th century Melbourne keen to emphasise solidity and civilisation. The finely detailed and well-proportioned building is a rare combination of public utilities and, being situated on a dominant corner position, is of streetscape importance in the Prahran Town Hall precinct.

History

Architect: C.R Gilchrist




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