Penfold’s Building, former Cable Tram Building, cnr Victoria Pde & Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Spring 2007)

Despite numerous objections from the City of Yarra, ADS and local residents, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has granted a permit for the demolition of this distinctive building and its replacement with a twelve storey building. It had started life as an engine house for cable car trams in the 1880s and received a Moderne makeover in 1936 when it was converted to a warehouse for a wine company.PenfoldsBuildingFitzroy