Primary School No 1479: 2 Brighton Road, St Kilda, ST KILDA
Building ProfileName : Primary School No 1479
LocationAddress: 2 Brighton Road, St Kilda
City: ST KILDA
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1874 - 1875
Original use: Education
Current use: Education
number of floors : 2
Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style
The building is Gothic style and constructed of polychrome brick with foundations of bluestone. The slope of the land made possible a basement store at the rear which is still intact. The two storey central bay incorporating the moved tower was added in 1887-88 in a sympathetic manner. The entrance of the school is emphasised by an ornamental parapet and by segmented polychrome brick arches over the door. The slate roof is still in place. The large classrooms of the original plan have been partitioned. The coved timber ceilings are intact but have been painted. The main front classroom retains its original trusses.
A second storey was added to the four central rooms in 1887-88, and the tower on the west facade was moved to a central position. In 1901 the galleries were removed and in 1902-03 some windows were altered. During 1919 the school opened as Brighton Road State School Emergency Hospital to cope with overcrowding in Public Hospitals due to flue epedemic patients. In 1922-23 the main school was remodelled and further additions were madeArchitect: Henry Bastow
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