Ther Wimmera Coffee Palace, Horsham.
This building, which is now in course of erection, will make a splendid addition to the town and should be one of the finest architectural works in the Wimmera district. Already the structure is taking definite shape, and observers can see the class of workmanship which is being put into it. Every attention has been given to provide a most up-to-date build ing with all modern conveniences. It consists of three floors. The ground floor contains large entrance porch and hall, dining room, commercial room, tea or private dining room, office, temperance bar, kitchen (with well arranged serveries), store and cellar, parlor and bed rooms, also lavatories. A spacious verandah is provided to the front, and set back-from the footpath line. The first floor contains a large number of bed rooms, well arranged sitting room, lounge halli four bath rooms with hot and cold water laid on, two conveniences connected to a septic tank and fitted in a similar manner to city work. A large balcony is provided over the verandah, 76 feet long by 8 feet wide, and will give fine lounge accommodation. A large sleep ing out room is also provided to this floor. The second floor contains seven spacious bed rooms. All the principal joinery, including large staircases and wood panelling, will be in Queensland maple. Electric light will be installed throughout. In designing the building the architect has adopted a somewhat domestic style, which is most suitable to a hot climate. Local bricks are being used for the walls and the main elevation will be finished with cement, panels of glazed tiles being introduced in various positions. The roofs will be covered with tiles. The cost of the-work will exceed £7000, and the owner, Mr. J. C. R. Jende, is to be congratulated on his enterprise. The architect is Mr. Ernest J. Keogh, of 60 Queen Street, Melbourne, and the contractors are Messrs Stahl Bros., Hopetoun Avenue, West Brunswick.