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
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.
The very rustic style #LorneBeachPavilion was built in 1939, and designed by the #PublicWorksDepartment Chief Architect #PercyEverett - who normally did very stylish Moderne /ArtDeco stuff but was perfectly capable of doing Rustic, Tudor or Georgian if the use seemed to call for it. This style prob straight from the US #newdeal stuff built in … Continue reading Lorne Beach Pavilion, Percy Everett, 1939
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.
See the #horsie ? 😮😁 There’s rather happy looking ones at the bottom and the top ! On the former #VictorianClub in Queen Street, built in 1929 for Victoria’s #bookmakers, designed in an elaborate classical style by #JosephPlottel, Bunnett and Alsop. They did their ‘settling’ here in the main room, which was working out the … Continue reading Horsies ! Victorian Club, Queen Street, 1929
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
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 !