The Menzies Hotel (demolished) - 140 William Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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The Menzies Hotel: 140 William Street, MELBOURNE

The Menzies Hotel
The Menzies Hotel
The Menzies Hotel
The Menzies Hotel
The Menzies Hotel

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Building Profile

Name : The Menzies Hotel


Address: 140 William Street

Postcode: 3000

The Menzies Hotel was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1867
Original use: Club/Hotel/Coffee Palace
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 5

Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style

Notable features

Built in 1867 in time for the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh. Remodelled in the high Victorian 1880s to an unusual eclectic Second Empire ornamentation. Built in 6 months, the hotel was one of the worlds foremost and finest. Host to Alexander Graham Bell, Herbert Hoover, Dame Nellie Melba and General Douglas Macarthur.


Architect: Reed & Barnes

This building has been destroyed (1969)

Demolished to make way for BHP plaza.

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