McPherson’s Building, Collins St, Melbourne (Autumn 2002)

The McPherson’s Building at 546-566 Collins Street (Reid & Pearson, in association with Stuart Calder, 1936/7) is a classic streamline moderne building, characterised by horizontal lines and featuring terracotta faience and black vitrolite. It was recently sold and it was feared that only the facade would be retained. However, we are delighted that the new owners intend to maintain its …

Municipal Olympic Pool, Maryborough (Winter 2001)

A few years ago, ADS and Maryborough residents, led by Lauris Weir, fought a major battle to preserve Victoria’s best Art Deco swimming pool. The subsequent listing by Heritage Victoria resulted in funds being made available to the local council for restoration works, which have commenced and are being monitored closely by our ‘eyes and ears’ in Maryborough, the indefatigable …