Doorway, Melbourne Safe Deposit Building, Melbourne, Victoria

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Title

Doorway, Melbourne Safe Deposit Building, Melbourne, Victoria

Subject

ANZ, bank, bas-relief sculpture, capital, column, finial, gargoyle, Gothic, Gothic Revival, heraldry, lancet window, Melbourne, William Pitt, pointed arch, sculpture, shield, Stock Exchange of Melbourne Co Ltd, tracery, Vic, Victoria

Description

The Melbourne Safe Deposit building is part of what is known as the ANZ Gothic Bank complex and is located on Queen Street in Melbourne, Victoria. The building was designed by William Pitt (1855-1918) in 1890 for the Stock Exchange of Melbourne Co. Ltd. The elaborately decorated seven storey brick building is in the Gothic Revival style and features pointed arch windows and doorways, heraldic shields, lancet windows with tracery, numerous columns with decorated capitals, pointed finials, bas-relief sculpture, a statue of a lion holding a shield in the centre of the third floor, and two winged creatures similar to gargoyles in the centre of the fourth floor.

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

February 2013

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Doorway, Melbourne Safe Deposit Building, Melbourne, Victoria,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 30, 2017, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1316.