Primary School No. 1253 - 283-304 Dorcas Street. SOUTH MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Primary School No. 1253: 283-304 Dorcas Street, SOUTH MELBOURNE

Primary School No. 1253

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Building Profile

Name : Primary School No. 1253

Location

Address: 283-304 Dorcas Street
City: SOUTH MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3205


Construction Details

Built: 1880
Original use: Education
Current use: Residential (Apartments)

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The Dorcas Street Primary School is a Tudor style, two-storey, polychrome brick building in pavilion form. The school was constructed in 1880 to a design by architect Charles Webb, as a result of winning a competition, and was originally intended to accommodate over 1000 pupils.

History

Architect: Charles Webb




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