Collingwood Post Office - 174-180 Smith Street. COLLINGWOOD [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Collingwood Post Office: 174-180 Smith Street, COLLINGWOOD

Collingwood Post Office

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Building Profile

Name : Collingwood Post Office

Location

Address: 174-180 Smith Street
City: COLLINGWOOD

Postcode: 3066


Collingwood Post Office is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1891 - 1892
Original use: Public
Current use: Public

Built in the Edwardian period in the Mannerist style

Notable features

The former post office facade, which comprises a deep recessed loggia with central mansardesque tower is a well designed example of the Victorian mannerist style. The facade arranges conventional tectonic elements in an unusual and playful manner. It is during the late nineteenth centrury. The addition of 1892 is also an early example of accadism; the balance of the building, to the rear of the facade is of relatively less significance.

History

Architect: John H Marsden




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