General Post Office, Melbourne: perspectvie of principal facade

RIBApix ref no RIBA85935
Architect/DesignerJohnson, Arthur Ebden (1821-1895)
Wardell, William Wilkinson (1823-1899)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Subject Date1867
Image Date1865
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC76/13
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is a contemporary photograph of an original drawing. The design adopted for this building was by A. E. Johnson with the Chief Architect of the Public Works Department, William Wardell, known to have influenced the final design. The initial two storey building was completed by 1867 and illustrated in the Builder in 1871 (credited to Wardell). As a result of severe overcrowding a new design by Johnson added a third storey and tower by 1887.

Subject tags

post offices