Royal Society Building - 1-9 Victoria Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Royal Society Building: 1-9 Victoria Street, MELBOURNE

Royal Society Building

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Building Profile

Name : Royal Society Building

Location

Address: 1-9 Victoria Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1858
Original use: Hall
Current use: Hall

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Academic Classical style

Notable features

The Royal Society, 9 Victoria Street, was founded in 1854. The present two storey brick structure was erected in several stages. The original Meeting Hall was completed in 1858. This was added to in 1867-69 and 1880. The architects were Reed and Barnes. In 1953-4 substantial additions were made to the south side using original facade treatment. The Caretakers Cottage dates from 1869. Buildings are surrounded by lawns and trees.

History

Architect: Reed & Barnes




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