Melbourne Coffee Palace (demolished) - 89 Bourke Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Melbourne Coffee Palace: 89 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE

Melbourne Coffee Palace
Melbourne Coffee Palace
Melbourne Coffee Palace
Melbourne Coffee Palace
Melbourne Coffee Palace

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Building Profile

Name : Melbourne Coffee Palace


Address: 89 Bourke Street

Postcode: 3000

Construction Details

Built: 1879 - 1880
Original use: Club/Hotel/Coffee Palace
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 5

Built in the Victorian period in the Mannerist style

Notable features

A prize winnig design, and One of William Pitts earliest the Melbourne coffee palace was the first temperance hotel in the city. The coffee palace was a rare example of a classical Mannerist design by William Pitt. The building was superceeded during the land-boom in 1888, when the Federal Coffee Palace was built, also designed by Pitt, but in a far more opulent high-Victorian manner.

The 5 storey building consisted of a protruding central bay which culminated in a pediment. A trademark of Pitts later designs, individual storeys were treated uniquely.

2 large statues originally crowned the outer corners of the cornice, but were later removed.


Architect: William Pitt

This building has been destroyed (1960~)

The Melbourne Coffee Palace was destroyed in the 1960s ?

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