RMIT Building 4 - Bowen Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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RMIT Building 4: Bowen Street, MELBOURNE

RMIT Building 4

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Building Profile

Name : RMIT Building 4
Past Names : Working Mens College

Location

Address: Bowen Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Construction Details

Built: 1890
Original use: Education
Current use: Education

number of floors : 5

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

This building is a tudor gothic styled education building constructed of heavy stone. An unusual eclectic composition featuring a Second Empire styled central tower with picturesque gothick castellation, tudor styled oriel over entrance and cathedral-like window tracery combined with tudor styled sashes on the upper storeys. Twin gables flank the central tower providing balance and further eccentuating the picturesque skyline.

History

In 1890 Building 4 was erected to house trade teaching

Architect: Oakden, Addison and Kemp




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