Former Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (demolished) - 94 Queen Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Former Royal Automobile Club of Victoria: 94 Queen Street, MELBOURNE

Former Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

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Building Profile

Name : Former Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

Location

Address: 94 Queen Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1923
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 8

Built in the Interwar period in the Palazzo style

Notable features

Palazzo styled building with some ornament and romanesque windows at the base.

History

Architect: J S Keagh


This building has been destroyed (1989)

One of a series of Interwar buildings demolished to make way for the new ANZ World HQ. It was decided that the neighbouring Victorian neo-gothic banks should be restored at the expense of the former RACV, which was considered less architecturally and historically important to the state. I would haste to suggest this is not true, as the Automobiles Club was formed for the motor car, which caused urban renewal in Melbourne, marked the end of historical styles, and the beginning of urban renewal.



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