Melbourne is full of architectural treasures, whether new or aged. They are a sight to behold. But since this site focus on re-appreciation and renovation of these classical places, some of you might even call them old, let me go ahead and tell you of architectures that you should be aware of, so that the next time you passed them on the street, you’ll be able to appreciate them a little better.
State Library of Victoria
This might be an obvious choice. State Library of Victoria is built using Academic Classical style during the 1854. Reading with under the great dome is a heaven for all of the book nerds who love serenity. If you love reading, I would suggest to give this library a visit, and be amazed by a masterpiece that is the building itself.
Denton Hat Mills
Located in Nicholson Street in Abbotsford, not all people appreciate the greatness of these residential building. Originally built in the Victorian Period of 1888, it is of great significance due to the fact that it is associated with the beginning of the hat industry not just in Melbourne, after all, it started as a manufacturer and main source of hat exports. You can say that it could be one of the reason that those hats look from an old black and white pictures look so stylish.
The Old Treasury Building
One of the finest Renaissance-Revival architecture, this masterpiece is a sight to behold. The whole structures will demand that selfie of yours, and will be worth it. And what’s more is that you can easily visit this place with a free entrance and welcoming staff. People will be more than happy to tell you about the history of the place and any important events that took place within the wall of this building.
Located in Drummond St., Carlton, the leafy structures created from metal is a the signature of these kind of building style. Though the house itself might look simple, its a pleasure to know that it has been built around 1884. Its still being used as a residential house so if you wanna visit this place, you have to be contented with just looking around.
South African War Memorial
Architectural do not have to be limited to houses and buildings. This is a monument that has been created “recently” as compared to the other landmarks, but still, this is a great example of something that you should be aware of. You might pass this monument someday and being aware that it is an example of a Victorian Filigree building won’t hurt.
City of Melbourne Bank
A building from the Victorian Era located in Elizabeth and Collins Street, this building has been demolished already and replaced. That’s the reason that I want to include this one in this post. No, this won’t be a post telling how naive people are for destroying this and replacing it with something, but rather, I just wanna make a point that these architectural treasures will not last forever. So we should do our best to maintain them, and at the same time, appreciate them while they are still existing. I could go on this list for a day, and I still won’t due to the sheer number of architectures, but it should be a reason for us to take these gems for granted.
Thank you for taking your time to read this article, no, it’s not complete, and I’m not listing here which is the best architecture, but my goal here is to just let you be aware. Anyway, if you want to me create this kind of article again in the future with a specific list in mind, feel free to use our contact page. Have a great day!