Old Bourke Street West Police Station - 621-633 Bourke Street.. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Old Bourke Street West Police Station: 621-633 Bourke Street., MELBOURNE

Old Bourke Street West Police Station

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Building Profile

Name : Old Bourke Street West Police Station

Location

Address: 621-633 Bourke Street.
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1888 - 1889
Original use: Penitentiary
Current use: Accomodation

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The two storey building is constructed of face red brick on bluestone footings with Waurn Ponds limestone dressings, parapet and fleurons. The fleurons, foliated cornice and bowtell mouldings are all derived from the drawings of French architect Viollet-le-Duc, whose work was very influential in Victoria. The main facade is symmetrical except for the carriageway leading to the rear courtyard. The style is a restrained form of Gothic incorporating pointed Florentine arches on the first storey and stilted segmental arches on the ground floor.

History

Architect: S.E Bindley S.C Brittingham




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