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 …

Mitchell House, Elizabeth 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 …

Lonsdale House, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Autumn 2009)

The Myer Corporation and Colonial First State have lodged an application for Stage 2 of the redevelopment of the Myers store complex in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Because of the size of the project, the Minister of Planning is the Responsible Authority, rather than the City of Melbourne. The application includes the proposal to demolish Lonsdale House. The developers have also …

Lonsdale House, Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Summer 2008)

Lonsdale House is one of Melbourne’s most iconic Art Deco buildings, largely due to it’s geometric tower. ADS was informed that it was proposed to be demolished as part of the ‘re-development’ of the Myer Lonsdale St store. We have now nominated it to the Victorian Heritage Register and to the National Trust Register, at a State level.  

Penfold’s Building, former Cable Tram Building, cnr Victoria Pde & Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Spring 2008)

Following the granting of a demolition permit by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), the distinctive Fitzroy building was nominated by ADMS to the Victorian Heritage Register. The Executive Director of Heritage Victoria rejected the nomination and the State Planning Minister has since decided that the building not be included on the Register. It would appear that the building …

David Jones Store, Bourke Street (Winter 2008)

As reported in Summer 2008, the David Jones (DJs) organisation has provided a lead to other owners of historic city buildings by nominating their three Bourke Street buildings to the Victorian Heritage Register (H2153 and H2154). The buildings are currently undergoing a major revamp to improve the retailing experience, but within the provisions of permits issued by Heritage Victoria. DJs …