Metropolitan Gas Company - 194 Flinders Street. MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Metropolitan Gas Company: 194 Flinders Street, MELBOURNE

Metropolitan Gas Company
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Building Profile

Name : Metropolitan Gas Company

Location

Address: 194 Flinders Street
City: MELBOURNE

Postcode: 3000


Metropolitan Gas Company is a landmark

Construction Details

Built: 1892
Original use: Office
Current use: Office

number of floors : 7

Built in the Victorian period in the Neo-Gothic style

Notable features

Originally the Metropolitan Gas Company building was faced in red brick and Waurn Ponds stone, but in the 1930s its facade had fallen in to disrepair and the building was refaced in synthetic stone, composed of ground Pyrmont sandstone mixed with white cement.

History

The building remained the headquarters of the Metropolitan Gas Company, and its successor the Gas & Fuel Corporation, until 1967 when the organization moved to its new buildings across the road (now demolished) and for several years the building was occupied by Clark Rubber.

Architect: Reed, Smart & Tappin




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