Melbourne Fish Markets: Flinders Street West, MELBOURNE
Building ProfileName : Melbourne Fish Markets
LocationAddress: Flinders Street West
Melbourne Fish Markets was a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1890
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Not Used or Not Applicable
number of floors : 3
Built in the Victorian period in the Eclectic style
A fanciful eclectic composition of spires with a dominant clock tower, which, for about 50 years, complemented Flinders Street station to the east.
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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