Emerald Hill Estate Residences: 156-165 Park Street, SOUTH MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : Emerald Hill Estate Residences
Past Names : Patross Knitting Mills
LocationAddress: 156-165 Park Street
City: SOUTH MELBOURNE
Emerald Hill Estate Residences is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1877 - 1890
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Commercial
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style
The Emerald Hill Estate is architecturally important as an extraordinary example of municipal planning during the 1880s boom. The symmetrical and mannered arrangement of commercial and residential blocks around a municipal precinct is unique in Victoria. While the architectural importance of the Emerald Hill Estate lies mainly in its cohesion as a precinct, the former Harcourt and Perry drapery (1885), 256-264 Park Street, is notable in its own right for its unusual Gothic treatment and its Omaru limestone facade.
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