Melbourne Coffee Palace: 89 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE
Building ProfileName : Melbourne Coffee Palace
LocationAddress: 89 Bourke Street
Construction DetailsBuilt: 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
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.
HistoryArchitect: William Pitt
This building has been destroyed (1960~)
The Melbourne Coffee Palace was destroyed in the 1960s ?
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