420 Spencer St, West Melbourne (Spring 2002)

Located on the corner of Dudley St, 420 Spencer is the best example of Streamline Moderne in West Melbourne. Melbourne City Council has a height limit of 8 storeys in this precinct. However, an application has been made for its demolition and replacement with a 26 storey apartment tower with a total floor space of 25,500 square metres. Under Victorian …

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 …