Felton Building - 7-9 Queen Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Felton Building: 7-9 Queen Street, MELBOURNE

Felton Building

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Building Profile

Name : Felton Building

Location

Address: 7-9 Queen Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1886
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

Built in the Victorian period in the Chicagoesque style

Notable features

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.

History

Architect: F.W Prell




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