Charles Reads Emporium - 325 Chapel Street. PRAHRAN [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Charles Reads Emporium: 325 Chapel Street, PRAHRAN

Charles Reads Emporium

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Building Profile

Name : Charles Reads Emporium

Location

Address: 325 Chapel Street
City: PRAHRAN

Postcode: 3181


Construction Details

Built: 1914
Original use: Commercial
Current use: Residential (Apartments)

number of floors : 7

Built in the Edwardian period in the Palazzo style

Notable features

Reads Stores, highly visible from the street with its twin green domes, was constructed as a massive department store in the heyday of Chapel Streets retail dominance. The street level has been altered substantially in the 1970s, and the store renamed Pran Central, but the building remains otherwise unaltered in its distinctive Federation Freestyle form.

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