Oslo Hotel - 38 Grey Street. ST KILDA [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Oslo Hotel: 38 Grey Street, ST KILDA

Oslo Hotel
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Building Profile

Name : Oslo Hotel
Past Names : Killeen, Westbourne Terrace

Location

Address: 38 Grey Street
City: ST KILDA

Postcode: 3182


Construction Details

Built: 1871
Original use: Residential (Terrace)
Current use: Accomodation

number of floors : 3

Built in the Victorian period in the Renaissance Revival style

Notable features

History

Owned by the company Dalgety and Blackwood, the forerunner of the great Dalgety's empire. J.H. Dalgety owned a large parcel of land on St Kilda Hill, roughly between Grey and Princes Streets, known as Dalgety's paddock. In 1853 it was subdivided and sold off, creating Dalgety, Gurner and Burnett Streets. On this land were built many of St Kilda's early mansions as well as a number of speculative terrace developments, such as Oslo and Eden Terrace, aimed at the upper middle class rental market. Stylistically, Oslo appears to date from this 1850s period. Even for its time it was a highly unusual terrace in design. Note the strange rhythm of the window openings ranging across its five units, and the elaborate quadruple columns of its loggia porches.

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