Mitchell House, Elizabeth St, Melbourne (Winter 2010)

Century Building, on the corner of Swanston Street and Little Collins Street, and Mitchell House, on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Lonsdale Street, are two of Melbourne’s most important (and prominent) Art Deco buildings. Both were nominated by ADMS to the Victorian Heritage Register and have been assessed and included on the Register. Thank you to Simon Reeves of Built …

Lonsdale House, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Autumn 2010)

One of Melbourne’s iconic Art Deco buildings, Lonsdale House, was recently demolished by its owners, Colonial First State, with the support of Myer Pty Ltd, the State Government and the City of Melbourne. To the Minister for Planning, ‘heritage’ architects who supported the demolition, Heritage Victoria, and City Councillors – shame. To the thousands of people who signed on-line petitions …

Lonsdale House, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Summer 2009)

The Myer Corporation and their corporate bankers, Colonial First State, have announced that they intend to lodge an application with the City of Melbourne for the demolition of Lonsdale House, a wonderful example of Moderne styling on an interwar commercial building. In 1934, the noted Melbourne architect, IG Anderson, transformed two 19th Century warehouses and capped the new building with …

Lonsdale House, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Spring 2009)

The decision by the Victorian Planning Minister to issue a permit for the demolition of Lonsdale House has resulted in significant community outrage, with incredulous citizens asking how a government (supported by the City of Melbourne) could allow this to happen. During August a public rally was held, and thousands of signatures have been collected to present to the politicians …

Yule House, Little Collins St, Melbourne (Winter 2009)

ADMS has nominated two of Melbourne’s best interwar buildings for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register – Mitchell House, on the corner of Elizabeth St and Lonsdale St (Harry Norris, 1936) and Yule House, 309-311 Little Collins St (Oakley & Parkes, 1932). It has long been recognised that Moderne buildings are under-represented on the Register and it is our aim to …