This was a surprise in a street I may have travelled along half a dozen time and I've never noticed Brunswick Town Hall. I was very impressed with its solid and elegant proportions, although at the side it have have ugly library extension. What were they thinking!
Like the Coburg Town Hall's location posted two weeks ago, City of Brunswick now falls under the the
People's Republic of Moreland City of Moreland after 1990s local council amalgamations. It's now used as secondary council administrative offices.
It was constructed in 1876 and in 1973 the local council wanted to demolish the building and have it replaced by a modern building. The Brunswick Progress Association did not see this as progress and fought a winning to battle for the plan to be dropped. Had the plan proceeded, I expect the the seventies building would probably have been demolished by now.
It is a very nice building facing Sydney Road with a portico and balcony above. Sydney Road has several kilometres of shops and is such an interesting area where many cultures come together.
Side view from Dawson Street.