Former Fourth Victoria Building - 243 Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former Fourth Victoria Building: 243 Collins Street, MELBOURNE

Former Fourth Victoria Building
Former Fourth Victoria Building
Former Fourth Victoria Building
Former Fourth Victoria Building
Former Fourth Victoria Building

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Building Profile

Name : Former Fourth Victoria Building
Past Names : National Home Purchase Society

Location

Address: 243 Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1912
Original use: Office
Current use: Residential (Apartments)

number of floors : 6

Built in the Interwar period in the Art Noveau style

Notable features

Highly unusual ornament. Seems to anticipate 20th Century Post-Modernism with the exaggerated rings holding up the balustrade feature, and original but minimalist design.

History

Restored and lions heads in the rings replaced in 2009

Architect: Robert Haddon




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