J H Boyd Girls High School - 207 City Road. SOUTHBANK [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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J H Boyd Girls High School: 207 City Road, SOUTHBANK

J H Boyd Girls High School

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Building Profile

Name : J H Boyd Girls High School

Location

Address: 207 City Road
City: SOUTHBANK

Postcode: 3006


Construction Details

Built: 1884 - 1885
Original use: Education
Current use: Education

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

The J.H. Boyd Girls High School is of architectural significance as one of the most ornamental and distinctive of the Education Department schools of the 19th century. It was the only 19th century State School to have a three storey central block, reflecting its prominent location in full view of the railway line from Port Melbourne to Flinders Street. The schools size and style are evidence of the rapid growth in population and wealth in Melbournes suburbs as a result of post-gold rush consolidation and prosperity.

History

Architect: Henry Bastow




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