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PostPosted: 30 May 2008, 09:37 
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From Walking Melbourne, The National Trust Guide to The Historic and Architectural Landmarks of Central Melbourne.

Former Melbourne Safe Deposit Building
88-92 Queen Street

Constructed in 1890 for the safe keeping of valuables and securities in vaults in the basement, this building is another notable example of the Gothic Revival, the favoured style of the architect, William Pitt. The fa├žade includes moulded griffins and heraldic figures in delicate Gothic detailing, and has an overall form that was further elaborated in his design for the Stock Exchange around the corner the next year.

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Damn you Collector, I was in this building the other day and took photo's of the inside and outside of it, but you got in before me! :lol:

I love it. I have to post the interior of it.


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PostPosted: 03 May 2013, 22:02 
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The original building as it looked in 1890 below.

Another bay was added on the left in 1925 as seen in my first post.

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