Leviathan Building - 271 Bourke Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Leviathan Building: 271 Bourke Street, MELBOURNE

Leviathan Building

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Building Profile

Name : Leviathan Building
Past Names : Leviathan Stores

Location

Address: 271 Bourke Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Leviathan Building is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1912 - 1913
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Commercial

number of floors : 5

Built in the Interwar period in the Beaux Arts style

Notable features

An elaborate arts and crafts building with art noveau, art-deco, mannerist, baroque and Chicagoesque motifs. The deep cornice is supported by fanciful scroll like eaves brakets giving the building an frivolous and delightful tone. The attic storey has a smaller cornice and expresses the vertical spandrels of the buildings construction by indenting the string course to show the main load bearing points of the frame. The parapet features art noveau sign writing.

History

Architect: Bates Peebles & Smart




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