Old Police Headquarters Offices: 376 Russell Street, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : Old Police Headquarters Offices
LocationAddress: 376 Russell Street
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1888 - 1889
Original use: Public
Current use: Public
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style
A two storeyed stone building, the Old Police Offices have a rendered street facade, with smooth rustication to the ground floor and round-headed windows and doors. The first floor has framed windows and mansard corner roofs. The roof is slate-clad. Other features of the design are the ground floor impost level string course and bracketted eaves. Originally the building faced a central parade ground edged with verandahs onto which the offices opened. Employing classical elements and, especially, mansard corner roofs, the building is representative of the Victorian Second Empire style.
Building was restored in 2007 with the mansard roof completely reconstructed.Architect:
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