Former South Yarra Post Office: 162 Toorak Road, SOUTH YARRA
Building ProfileName : Former South Yarra Post Office
LocationAddress: 162 Toorak Road
City: SOUTH YARRA
Former South Yarra Post Office is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1892 - 1893
Original use: Transport/Station
Current use: Office
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Romanesque style
The Former South Yarra Post Office is of architectural significance as one of the most important buildings in the evolution of a uniquely Australian style of architecture. While the building reflects the influence of the American Romanesque and Scottish Baronial forms, the use of Australian decorative motifs, such as gum nuts, gum leaves, flowers, birds and marsupials was a new symbolic language for Australian public buildings, and reflected a growing national awareness and the beginning of a distinctive Australian style of architecture in the years preceding Federation.
HistoryArchitect: A.J Macdonald
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