Historic Buildings & Sculptures
Melbourne's historic buildings provide a window for us to peer
through to times past, obtaining a small but inspiring insight to
life more than a century ago. Grand buildings rose as the colony
grew and prospered due to expanding trade and the gold rush of
the 1860's. While many buildings have been lost to development
particularly at the Paris end of Collins St, some have survived.
A stroll around city streets and arcades will reveal much about
Melbourne's past. Access into most buildings is easily available,
except for a limited few, mainly along Collins St. When wandering
the city streets admiring the architecture, remember to look up
above the line of hoardings and advertising and glimpse the rich
and varied styles of the city's architectural history.
BUILDINGS & SCULPTURES