Ripponlea Railway Station, 1913

Rather nice for a train station, a lot like a late Edwardian house; #RipponleaStation was built 1912-13, and all the shops in #RipponleaVillage followed soon after. #PublicTransportVictoria threatened to demolish it in the 90s, claiming it was full of termites, too expensive, but thanks to heritage-minded then Transport Minister Allan Brown it was restored instead … Continue reading Ripponlea Railway Station, 1913

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1971 Jet Age window fun on Queen Street

One of my fave 70s things in the city - National Bank Stock Exchange Branch, Meldrum & Partners, 1971. Love the rounded #airplanewindows. The lower two levels were originally a double-height glass wall setback behind the curved underside.

Sir Charles Hotham Hotel, holding the corner of Spencer and Flinders since 1913.

The #SirCharlesHotham hotel has seen better days. Designed by #WilliamPitt, one of his last designs, built 1913, it’s looked like this for 30 years at least. But that means it’s never been upgraded inside, as far as I can see it’s pretty well all original (except the corner bar), but I couldn’t actually get in … Continue reading Sir Charles Hotham Hotel, holding the corner of Spencer and Flinders since 1913.

ACA building, Hennessy & Hennessy, 1936, internal details

So many great details in the 1936 #ACAbuilding by #HennessyandHennessy; the #blackmarble with thin horizontal white banding is perfect for that luxe #ArtDeco look. The white marble floor isn’t original, but suits, same with the light fitting over the #directory. For some reason the #mailbox in the 1937 #ACAbuilding in Queen Street has this excellent … Continue reading ACA building, Hennessy & Hennessy, 1936, internal details

Edwardian shophouses, East Caulfield

A great row of #Edwardianshops where the tram turns at the #CaulfieldEast shops next to the station. The three on the left are one row, with quite different skylines, and one has the faded yellow and black of a #StateBankOfVictoria...on second thoughts those letters don’t quite fit - ah, it’s #ESandABank !