Preservation - Capitol Bakeries Building, cnr Chapel St & Toorak Rd, South Yarra(Harry Norris, 1937)
Capitol Bakeries Building, South Yarra
APRIL 2006 - Preservation NewsA permit has been issued by the City of Stonnington for the demolition of the building and construction of a tower. The developer has until September 2008 to commence works but at present the Capitol building remains in place.
AUTUMN 2000 - Preservation NewsA proposal is currently before the Stonnington Council for the construction of a 27-storey hotel complex on the corner of Chapel St and Toorak Rd.
This proposal would require the demolition of the Capitol Bakeries building. Norris designed two major bakeries in Melbourne; the other was the Northern Bakery building in Brunswick. The Capitol building has undergone many changes since it closed as a bakery.