Primary School No. 2365 - 224 Queensberry Street. CARLTON [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Primary School No. 2365: 224 Queensberry Street, CARLTON

Primary School No. 2365

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Building Profile

Name : Primary School No. 2365
Past Names : Physical Education Building

Location

Address: 224 Queensberry Street
City: CARLTON

Postcode: 3053


Construction Details

Built: 1881
Original use: Education
Current use: Education

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

Primary School No. 2365 building is a two storeyed brick structure with cream face brick and stucco dressings on a bluestone plinth. Windows are multi-pane sashes set in pointed arch openings, those on the first floor front having dividing capitals. The roof is slate with ventilators; originally the roof also had finials and cresting. The building is centrally massed as an asymmetrical rectangular block running across the site, with a projecting central section. Separate entrances for boys and girls survive on either side of the main block. There is a polygonal bay office in the south-east front corner. In the centre of the facade is a pair of lancet windows surmounted by an oculi and all set within a lancet frame set beneath a raised gable. A Venetian Gothic effect is given by the polychromatic patterned brickwork immediately beneath the eaves and by the balustrade above constructed of stone and white bricks.

History

Architect: Henry Bastow




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