The Nicholas Building is a landmark historic office and retail building located at 37 Swanston St, at the intersection of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia. Designed by architect Harry Norris and completed in 1926, it is the grandest example in Melbourne of what is known as the 'Chicago School' or 'Commercial Palazzo' style, featuring large scale classical elements. It has long housed a range of small businesses, and is now known for its creative industry tenants such as fashion designers and artists and specialist retailers. It had the longest operating manual lifts in the city, and the ground floor Cathedral Arcade is one of the most notable arcades in the city.Put Nicholas Building into our Melbourne driving holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Melbourne.
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This Art Deco style building is showing signs of age but is still worth a visit for its fine architecture. Built-in the 1920s it stands proudly on Swanson Street with numerous other modern style... more »
The Nicholas familyy build this fine building on the profits made from Aspro headache medicine. It is built in classical style, following the Chicago School, which was popular in 1926. The site is 90.... more »
Amazing building tucked away behind renovations and scaffolding. Be sure to pop your head into every store.
Super charming building
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