South Melbourne Town Hall: 208-220 Bank Street, SOUTH MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : South Melbourne Town Hall
LocationAddress: 208-220 Bank Street
City: SOUTH MELBOURNE
South Melbourne Town Hall is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1879 - 1880
Original use: Hall
Current use: Hall
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Academic Classical style
South Melbourne Town Hall is of architectural significance as an outstanding example of a Victorian Academic Classical style building with French Second Empire influences. While the Bank Street facade with its giant order Corinthian portico displays a monumental symmetry, the east and west facades are also well resolved and the northern elevation features an accomplished articulation of the various functional elements contained within the complex. It is an important and sophisticated example of the work of architect Charles Webb, one of the leading architects of the 19th century. The Town Hall is further distinguished by its outstanding landmark and townscape qualities.
HistoryArchitect: Charles Webb
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