Coop’s Shot Tower, Melbourne, Victoria

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Title

Coop’s Shot Tower, Melbourne, Victoria

Subject

Coop’s Shot Tower, crenel, Melbourne, Melbourne Central, parapet, shot tower, Vic, Victoria, tower, turret

Description

Coop’s Shot Tower was completed in 1890 by the Coop family and it operated (making lead shot) until 1960. In 1991 it was incorporated into the Melbourne Central shopping complex in central Melbourne under a conical glass roof. The 50 metre high brick shot tower has been made to look like a medieval tower, with crenelated parapet at the top and a small corner turret. There is also a blind cenellation design in the centre of the tower.

For the Victorian Heritage Database entry see http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/heritagevic#detail_places;768

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

10 February 2013

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Coop’s Shot Tower, Melbourne, Victoria,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed May 27, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1302.