Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Town Hall Tuesday

This is the last inner suburban town hall I know of and aside for one more post about town halls, we have reached the end. I wonder what similar photo theme I could follow up with? 

The town hall was completed in 1895 and was added to at different times during the twentieth century. In the 1990s local council amalgamations the City of Preston joined with the City of Northcote to become the new City of Darebin.

My eyes were focused on the building on the right with the name Preston City Hall.

Well, this is a bit of a disappointment.


But wait, now I see the main building. It is impressive and I liked it. It was worth the effort to see it.


25 comments:

  1. Your town halls are often VERY impressive, and this is no exception.
    Have you any ideas for your next theme?

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    1. EC, there are quite a number of chimneys around, mostly built in the early 20th century. I feel they should go on a record. I mean like commercial and industrial chimneys, often from boilers. Maybe not so interesting but it would be a local knowledge challenge for me.

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  2. It's not only impressive but is very big. Glad you found the right building in the end.

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    1. Marie, yes don't focus on the small initially but the large picture.

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  3. I'm intrigued by the first building on the left with window shades? blinds? in dark red. What is that?

    I like the City Hall - first shot, Compact more like town hall.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. A good question WWW and I don't know. They are too uniform to shades or blinds. My curiosity is aroused and I must find out.

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    2. To me it looks like red walls between the window spaces, certainly the colour matches that on the front entrance.

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  4. The main building is much more impressive.

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    1. River, it is certainly a bigun.

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  5. I wonder now newest City in world.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. A good question Dora and I don't really know.

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  6. It's waiting for some kind souls from Melbourne to sponsor the building of a three tiered tower; with clock.

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    1. Cro, don't hold your breath. We will never see buildings like these town halls again.

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  7. Oh yes it does look good and large.
    I've enjoyed your posts on Town Halls.

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  8. Gosh I'll say it's impressive Andrew! Love the roof turret thing in the side view first pic, tres French looking :) What about old post office buildings for your next series.. we have some beauties here so you must have many more ✨

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    1. Thanks Grace. Post Offices is a good suggestion.

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  9. I love the facade of the Preston Town Hall building - it's classic

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    1. Susie, it speaks of the wealth at the time but it was not particularly wealthy area.

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  10. I like the sculpture outside, too!

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    1. Steve, for some reason I took insufficient attention with that town hall and the surrounds and entirely missed the sculpture.

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  11. It is impressive indeed.

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    1. Sandra, what these town halls set out to do.

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  12. It's very impressive looking from a distance. What's it like inside?

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    1. I can only guess that it would as ornate inside as out but with modern air con etc.

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