former Melford Motors, car Elizabeth & Queensberry Sts, Melbourne (Autumn 2012)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

In the last edition of Spirit of Progress, we informed members that ADMS made a submission for this classic motor showroom, designed for the Ford Company in 1936 by Harry Norris to be included on the Victoria Heritage Register. ADMS has just been informed that the building has been recommended for inclusion in the Register. The owners have 60 days …

former Melford Motors, cnr Elizabeth & Queensberry Sts, Melbourne (Summer 2012)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

ADMS has engaged Simon Reeve, of Built Heritage Pty Ltd, to prepare a submission to the Victorian Heritage Register for the former Melford Motors building on the corner of Elizabeth and Queensberry Streets, Melbourne. Designed for the Ford Company in 1936 by Harry Norris, the showroom is located on a prominent corner site, and features large curved glass windows wrapping …

Long Beach Pavillion, Hobart (Summer 2012)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Tasmania

The bathing pavilion at Long Beach in Hobart has been added to tthe Tasmanian Heritage Register. It was designed in 1962 in the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay by prominent Tasmanian architect, Dirk Bolt, who designed many mid-20th century buildings in Hobart, including the 10 Murray Street Governement Office tower block that is approved for demolition.

Town Hall, Horsham (Summer 2011)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

The Horsham Rural City Council recently decided to redevelop the auditorium as a performing arts venue, which would result in the retention of the Town Hall (which operates as an Art Gallery) and the demolition of the auditorium, ADMS joined a group of Horsham residents in appealing against the demolition proposal at the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal and we …

former Commonwealth Bank, Bourke St, Melbourne (Summer 2011)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

The former Commonwealth Bank, at¬†219-225¬†Bourke Street, Melbourne, has been recommended for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register. The owners of the building (City of Melbourne) have objected to the listing. Heritage Victoria will now negotiate with the Council. If the matter can’t be resolved, a hearing will be held with the Historic Buildings Council.  

Southern Right Motel, Raglan Pde, Warrnambool (Winter 2011)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

Following a request from one of our members to assist in the preservation of the Googie-style Southern Right Motel in Warrnambool (southwest Victoria), ADMS nominated the building for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register. Unfortunately, Heritage Victoria has assessed the motel as not of State significance, and did NOT recommend if for inclusion on the Register. The future of the …

Town Hall, Horsham (Autumn 2011)

Digital InnovationsPreservation, Victoria

ADMS has been working with a group of Horsham residents objecting to the redevelopment of Horsham’s wonderful Town Hall and auditorium (designed by Charles ‘Nev’ Hollinshed in 1939), which would have resulted in the demolition of the auditorium. A recent hearing at VCAT resulted in the permit for demolition being overturned. This is a significant victory for preservation in Victoria …

Snelleman (“Coil”) House, East Ivanhoe (Autumn 2011)

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One of the reasons for the decision made last year by ADMS to change its name to include Modernism was to act as advocates for the preservation of significant post-WWII buildings. A major force in Melbourne’s architectural circles in the 1950s (and ever since!) was Peter McIntyre. In 1953 he designed a house for the Snelleman family in the riverside …