Dovers Building - 7 Drewery Lane. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Dovers Building : 7 Drewery Lane, MELBOURNE

Dovers Building

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Building Profile

Name : Dovers Building
Past Names : Snider and Abrahams Building

Location

Address: 7 Drewery Lane
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1908
Original use: Office
Current use: Residential (Apartments)

number of floors : 6

Built in the Edwardian period in the Chicagoesque style

Notable features

It was the second example of American C A P Turners flat plate system of reinforced concrete construction to be built and was begun in the same year as Turners Lindeke Warner Building in Minnesota. The building was designed by H R Crawford CE Who held the Australian rights to the Turner system. The structure is of seven storeys, the top two being an addition. Facades are decorated with foliated capitals and arches at the top floor level of the original building, but otherwise the walls are not decorated.

History

Architect: H R Crawford




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