Former Queen Victoria Hospital Womens Pavillion - 172-254 Lonsdale Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former Queen Victoria Hospital Womens Pavillion: 172-254 Lonsdale Street, MELBOURNE

Former Queen Victoria Hospital Womens Pavillion

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Building Profile

Name : Former Queen Victoria Hospital Womens Pavillion

Location

Address: 172-254 Lonsdale Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Former Queen Victoria Hospital Womens Pavillion is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1911 - 1912
Original use: Hospital
Current use: Mixed Use

number of floors : 5

Built in the Edwardian period in the Queen Anne style

Notable features

The central part of the building features a rendered loggia on the second and third floors, surmounted by a balcony. The Tower is really one of several pavilions that once made up the hospital, and its central bay is itself flanked by two towers crowned with cupolas. An iron palisade fence on blue stone footings runs approximately three-quarters of the length of the Lonsdale Street frontage from Swanston Street and north along part of Swanston Street. Remnant sections of the bluestone base remain on all street frontages. The entrance fittings on Lonsdale Street are a significant reminder of the hospitals former grand scale. Although the hospital was completed after the death of JJ Clarke, it was considered to be the culmination of his career and one of his most important works.

History

Architect: J.J Clark




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