Wimmera Livestock Bazaar, Hamilton St, Horsham (Autumn 2001)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

The National Trust alerted us to the threat to demolish this unique Art Deco building in Hamilton St, Horsham. Constructed in 1936, this building operated for many years as a livestock trading bazaar. It has lately been used by the Horsham Arts Council. The building was recently sold to the Urban Land Corporation for redevelopment but has now been classified …

Maritime Services Building (Museum of Contemporary Art), Sydney (Autumn 2001)

Digital InnovationsNew South Wales, Preservation

Disturbing news from the Harbour City concerning the old Maritime Services Building that currently houses the Museum of Contemporary Art. This fine example of Deco architecture, constructed from local sandstone, is located at Circular Quay. The Mayor of Sydney is leading a push to replace the Sydney landmark with yet another office/cinema complex. This outrageous proposal will be strongly opposed …

Russell St Police Headquarters Complex, Melbourne (Summer 2001)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

Another proposal has been lodged for the redevelopment of the site. This is the third in recent years, and it looks the best of them. The redevelopment will include a large block of apartments, set well back from the tower. The developer will also undertake to restore the original building. ADS is keen for redevelopment to occur before the cost …

Freemasons Hospital, Clarendon Street, East Melbourne (Summer 2001)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

A recent press report stated that hospital services at the Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne are to be relocated and the site is to be redeveloped as multi-storey apartments (16 storeys). It appears that the proposal includes the retention of the existing hospital building. However, there is much concern amongst local residents about the height of the proposed development. ADS will …

Middle Brighton Baths, The Esplanade, Middle Brighton (Spring 2000)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

Good news at the Middle Brighton Baths. In 1934 the Brighton Baths on the Esplanade at Middle Brighton were destroyed by a storm. They were rebuilt in 1936 in a stark Moderne style and soon became a landmark, providing safe sea bathing for the local community. The cream brick building is symmetrically composed with a central double-storey pavilion and single-storey …

Rivoli Theatre, Camberwell Road, Camberwell (Autumn 2000)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

ADS is also thrilled with the imminent re-opening of the Rivoli Theatre at 200 Camberwell Road,¬†Camberwell. ADS provided extensive advice to Village Theatres on colours, paint schemes, lighting, signage and carpets. Village has now decided that the original terrazzo flooring at the entrance will be restored. Many thanks to our Honorary Preservation Officer, Cliff Skinner, and to former Committee member, …

Capitol Bakeries Building, cnr Chapel St & Toorak Rd, South Yarra (Autumn 2000)

Digital InnovationsLost Buildings, Preservation, Victoria

A 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. Harry Norris designed two major bakeries in Melbourne; the other was the Northern Bakery building in Brunswick. The Capitol building has undergone many changes …

Bethesda Hospital, Erin St, Richmond (Autumn 2000)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

Great news on the Bethesda Hospital, Richmond. ADS has been part of a small group fighting to save the Moderne-style Bethesda Hospital in Erin St, Richmond from demolition for a carpark, proposed as part of a redevelopment of the privately owned Epworth Hospital. As the local Planning Authority, the City of Yarra, did not process the plans within the prescribed …