South Melbourne Town Hall - 208-220 Bank Street. SOUTH MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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South Melbourne Town Hall: 208-220 Bank Street, SOUTH MELBOURNE

South Melbourne Town Hall

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Building Profile

Name : South Melbourne Town Hall

Location

Address: 208-220 Bank Street
City: SOUTH MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3205


South Melbourne Town Hall is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1879 - 1880
Original use: Hall
Current use: Hall

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Academic Classical style

Notable features

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.

History

Architect: Charles Webb




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