Metropolitan Meat Market - 1-3 Blackwood Street. NORTH MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Metropolitan Meat Market: 1-3 Blackwood Street, NORTH MELBOURNE

Metropolitan Meat Market

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Building Profile

Name : Metropolitan Meat Market

Location

Address: 1-3 Blackwood Street
City: NORTH MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3051


Construction Details

Built: 1879 - 1880
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Commercial

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Mannerist style

Notable features

The complex comprises a market hall with 16m span timber arches and a perimeter structure with offices, shops, bank, hotel and cooling chambers (added 1889-90). Other major additions were made in 1906-8 and 1918-22 (arches: Gibbs and Finlay). The two storey rendered brick facades are decorated with the giant Corinthian order.

History

Architect: G R Johnson




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