Melbourne Town Hall is the central municipal building of the City of Melbourne, Australia, in the State of Victoria. It is located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins Streets, in the central business district. It is the seat of the local government area of the City of Melbourne. It has been used for multiple purposes such as concerts, theatrical plays and exhibitions.You can plan Melbourne trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Melbourne was officially incorporated as a town on 13 December 1842, with Henry Condell as its first Mayor. However, it wasn't until 1854 that its first Town Hall was completed. Begun in 1851, the work ground to a halt with the beginning of the Victorian gold rush. The foundation stone of a new, grander Town Hall was laid on 29 November 1867 by the visiting Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, after the demolition of the first. The current Town Hall officially opened on 11 August 1870 with a lavish ball, which was personally funded by the Lord Mayor Samuel Amess.
South Melbourne Town Hall Reviews
This imposing structure was built in 1879 for the Emerald Hill Town Council and dominated the high point in South Melbourne and had council offices, Post Office, Library, court house and fire brigade ... more »
Now the City of Port Philip, the building still refers back to the Town of Emerald, as the area was once known as Emerald Hill. There are a number of old buildings around here and it is well worth a w... more »
Modestly situated in the back streets, this was a delightful surprise while exploring the streets of South Melbourne. It's quite impressive and will be appreciated by anyone interested in architecture or history.
The front gardens and facade of this building are absolutely beautiful. If you're around here its worth having a look at. Back and sides are pretty utilitarian though.
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