Felton Building: 7-9 Queen Street, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : Felton Building
LocationAddress: 7-9 Queen Street
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1886
Original use: Office
Current use: Office
Built in the Victorian period in the Chicagoesque style
A very early Chicago school inspired design. Reminiscent of the steel cage of early Chicago buildings. Restrained and non-classical ornament focussing on the crowning cornice.
Noteable as the only remnant of I.M Prells urban project in 1888, where he was commissioned to redesign the Melbourne CBD, building 3 almost identical towers on separate sites, each of load bearing brick and around 11 storeys in height, second only to the APA and creating a dramatic effect on the Melbourne skyline. The buildings were originally named Prells I, II & 3. The Felton building was built around the same time, but a much smaller component of Prells project.
HistoryArchitect: F.W Prell
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