Melbourne Fish Markets (demolished) - Flinders Street West. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Melbourne Fish Markets: Flinders Street West, MELBOURNE

Melbourne Fish Markets
Melbourne Fish Markets
Melbourne Fish Markets
Melbourne Fish Markets

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Building Profile

Name : Melbourne Fish Markets

Location

Address: Flinders Street West
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Melbourne Fish Markets was a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1890
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable

number of floors : 3

Built in the Victorian period in the Eclectic style

Notable features

A fanciful eclectic composition of spires with a dominant clock tower, which, for about 50 years, complemented Flinders Street station to the east.

History

Architect:


This building has been destroyed (1956)

Around the time of the Olympics, Melbourne sought to modernise her image in preparation for the 1956 games. As a result, many ugly Victorians (in the era of modernism) were tidied up. The growth of floorspace meant that the Fish Market needed to be moved to the Spencer Street Railyards. The old Fish Market was demolished to create a carpark and Flinders Street flyover.



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