Town Hall Chambers (demolished) - Swanston Street, cnr Little Collins Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Town Hall Chambers: Swanston Street, cnr Little Collins Street, MELBOURNE

Town Hall Chambers
Town Hall Chambers

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Building Profile

Name : Town Hall Chambers

Location

Address: Swanston Street, cnr Little Collins Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Town Hall Chambers was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1890
Original use: Office
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 7

Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style

Notable features

A spectacularly ornate stand alone recreation of a second empire Parisian building. High corner mansard roof featuring cast iron cresting and iron sunflower balustrading on the pinnacle. Dormer windows and a stunningly complex mannerist facade which extended further along Little Collins Street. The Town Hall Chambers were erected in 1890 as the offices of the T&G Assurance Society. In 1929, they became known as the Town Hall Chambers after the erection of the T&G Building in Collins Street

History

Architect:


This building has been destroyed (1968)

Demolished as part of a land clearance which also involved demolition of Tivoli Theatre and part of the Royal Hotel. Became an unoccupied carpark for many years until finally a council re-development in the 1990s changed the site into a small square and cafe.



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