Old Police Headquarters Offices - 376 Russell Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Old Police Headquarters Offices: 376 Russell Street, MELBOURNE

Old Police Headquarters Offices

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Building Profile

Name : Old Police Headquarters Offices


Address: 376 Russell Street

Postcode: 3000

Construction Details

Built: 1888 - 1889
Original use: Public
Current use: Public

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Second Empire style

Notable features

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.


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