Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Town Hall Tuesday

This is Caulfield Town Hall, or City Hall as it is named at the front. It dominates the corner of Hawthorn and Glen Eira Roads. It has a nice clock tower and portico, alas not a balcony above the portico. A basic brick building was completed in 1885 and added to over the years including the second storey, the clock tower and the portico.

It is correctly known know as the Glen Eira Town Hall after 1990s council amalgamation of the City of Caulfield and parts of the City of Moorabbin. It's not bad at all, but not my favourite.




Interesting sculpture in front and everything is so well maintained.

I'll be away for a few days and hopefully keeping up with what you post. Ciao. 

30 comments:

  1. The additions have been very well done and are in keeping with the original building. I do like the sculpture. Have fun while you are away.

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    1. We had a very nice time away EC. I like the sculpture too.

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  2. It's very much as I imagine a Town Hall to look Andrew, imposing! Take care and enjoy your time away 💜

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  3. When it comes to urban sculptures may we assume that "interesting" means crap?

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    1. YP, I don't have a lot of time for modern art but I like it.

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    2. I assume you have scrap metal merchants in Melbourne?

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  4. If not for the clock tower I would never know that is a Town Hall.

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    1. The portico wouldn't tell you River?

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  5. The attempt at a classic pillared portico doesn't quite come off. It's looks heavy and (dare I say it) 'cheap'.

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    1. I know what you are saying Cro and I probably agree.

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  6. I still call it Caulfield Town Hall because I have lived in Caulfield since 1982. The facility has served we locals very well over the decades, with all sorts of exhibitions, meetings and social organisations using the excellent interior space.

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  7. Public buildings should have more clocks.

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  8. It looks whitewashed clean, like a missionary compound.

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  9. I do like the clock tower, but I'm not crazy about that portico.

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    1. Steve, I think the proportions of the portico are wrong.

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  10. Little know fact is that that sculpture was made with pieces of the Skylab that fell to earth decades ago. It is quite famous in asto

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  11. little known fact is that that sculpture is made from pieces of the Skylab that fell to earth decades ago.

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  12. It's very white..... could do with a more imaginative paintjob perhaps?

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    1. MM, the white is even brighter than in the photo, but I can't imagine how else to paint it.

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  13. Following your blog. I find it very interesting and it brings back memories as I was in Melbourne for a few years. Caulfield and Hawthorn are familiar places. The town hall is really white, must get repainted often

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    1. Kestrel, you are in KL? Caulfield and Hawthorn would be where you studied I guess. Yes, the paint always looks fresh. Is your daughter still difficult?

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  14. The entrance is impressive!

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    1. ME, designed to be impressive, I think.

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  15. To quote the Bard, "Tut, I like it not."

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Before you change something, find out why it is the way it is in the first place - unknown.