Original post 17 August 2020 I’m not a huge fan of the #SouthgateCentre, built in 1992, though I can see that it has historic interest as the first element of the complete transformation of the south bank area from industrial to hyper commercialism, and its #Postmodern, but not terribly exciting pomo; designed but very commercial … Continue reading Southgate Centre to be demolished
Original post 14 August 2020 Fantastic #highvictorian house in #LochStreetStKilda, which I can’t believe I havnt posted before ! And also my god after it was sold in 2010 (having been the West StKilda RSL since perhaps 1949) the new owners did an amazing job restoring all the missing bits ! The @nationaltrustvic has an … Continue reading High Victorian in Loch Street, St Kilda West
Original post 13 August 2020 This is ‘dervish’ by #ClementMeadmore, rather lost behind the trees of the #SouthbankPromende, not it’s original location. It was originally installed in 1981 on the upper deck of #HamerHall, on its own plot of grass, but was moved down down prob when Southgate opened, about 92. Reportedly he was displeased, … Continue reading Abstract art in Southbank – Dervish by Clement Meadmore
Original post 10 August 2020 ‘Rochelle’, #MaryStreetStKilda, says it’s 1910, very very retro for that date looks exactly like 1890, but parapets never lie ! Or maybe they do, the parapet looks quite different, less elaborate than the rest, there’s nothing sitting on the elaborate paired corbels, and the plaque with delicate swag is very … Continue reading Terraces, Mary Street, West St Kilda
Original post 9 August 2020 Photo 8 July Morley’s Coal Depot, 1872, architect George Brown. At the end of #baystreetportmelbourne, its surprisingly very intact ! Even the interior heavy timber roof framing. I guess Port Melb didn’t start to get gentrified till the 80s, and it was already #heritagelisted by then. The #townpier was at … Continue reading Morleys Coal Depot, Port Melbourne, 1872
Original post 9 August 2020 Beaut house by #BernardSlawik in #LabassaGrove #NorthCaulfield is up for rent ! For only$650/week. I took this photo just on a year ago not knowing anything about it, now it’s recommended or heritage listing yay ! Here’s what I said about it then : This house by #BernardSlawik and built … Continue reading Caulfield Modern 1 – Bernard Slawik, 1964.
Original post 6 August 2020 Another bit of #hiddenstkilda, in Barkly Street- this was built in 1867 as the Hofwyl Academy private #boysschool, designed by architects #CrouchAndWilson. It lasted right into perhaps the 1920s, then in the late 30s, it was turned into flats, and a new block of flats plonked on the street right … Continue reading Hofwyl Boys School, St Kilda, and Art Deco shopfronts.
Original post 7 August 2020 Another one of the #grandterraces in my street, like most in #StKilda, converted into flats long ago, one per floor. And very early too, 1858, apparently without verandahs, just stairs up to the front doors - the verandah was added in the later 19thC - but still don’t know why … Continue reading Eden Terrace, St Kilda, 1858
Original post 31 July 2020 All photos older or not mine Very glad to see that #RoyalMailHouse is on the list of postwar places in the #HoddleGridHeritageReview Stage 2; completed in 1963 it was designed by #DGraemeLumsden, and its the most #opart office block in the city - still looks good despite having lost the … Continue reading Heritage listing for some of my fave modernist office blocks !
Original post 1 August 2020 Always worth another shot ! The laughing face of #MrMoon at #LunaPark; created 1912, which is a long time ago now, and reproduced in fibreglass in 1999 which is what we see now. The broken remains of the original, made out of cement on chicken wire, which had been repaired … Continue reading Luna Park, still smiling