Former South Yarra Post Office - 162 Toorak Road. SOUTH YARRA [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former South Yarra Post Office: 162 Toorak Road, SOUTH YARRA

Former South Yarra Post Office

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Building Profile

Name : Former South Yarra Post Office

Location

Address: 162 Toorak Road
City: SOUTH YARRA

Postcode: 3141


Former South Yarra Post Office is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1892 - 1893
Original use: Transport/Station
Current use: Office

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Romanesque style

Notable features

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.

History

Architect: A.J Macdonald




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