English, Photograph edition: Malvern Town Hall

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Malvern Town Hall
 
Bookmark: https://trove.nla.gov.au/version/260699589
Physical Description
  • Archival Item
  • Graphic materials
  • Image
Published
  • 1936
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Malvern Town Hall
Published
  • 1936
Physical Description
  • Archival Item
  • Graphic materials
  • Image
Part Of
  • Malvern Collections
  • Image collection
Subjects
Date or Place
  • Malvern Shire Hall
  • Malvern Town Hall
Summary
  • Additions to the Shire Hall in 1890 included an extended Glenferrie Road facade and a second tower, to be used as a look-out tower for the fire station located at the rear of the Town Hall. The following year the main tower was extended to accommodate the clock presented by Cr. Alex McKinley.
  • In 1926, additions designed by architects Hudson and Wardrop, were carried out on the municipal wing on the north side of the building, containing public offices, council chamber, and Mayoral rooms. The first Council meeting was held in the new Council Chamber on 5 April 1927. Four months later the renovated main Hall (with gallery), new supper room and upper foyer, front portico and south wing, which was extended along High Street, were completed.
  • In 1996 major renovations were undertaken in order to accommodate the offices of the Stonnington City Council and the building was re-named the Stonnington City Centre.
  • The Stonnington City Centre, (Malvern Town Hall), is an imposing late Victorian, Boom Style, Italianate building with a symmetrical facade to Glenferrie Road and projecting two-storey portico. The two tower roofs are in the French Second Empire style.
  • Planning for a shire hall commenced as early as 1867. In 1878 land on this corner was reserved for a shire hall, court house and library. By 1884, the proposed building would include a hall capable of holding 400 people, a court house, public reading room and library and rooms for a Magistrate, Clerk of Petty Sessions and Shire Secretary. Plans by architects Wilson and Beswicke were accepted. The foundation stone of the Malvern Shire Hall was laid by the Hon. Alfred Deakin on 22 September 1885. On 26 July 1886, a large crowd witnessed the opening ceremony.
  • Photo of the Malvern Town Hall on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern. Published in the City of Malvern Annual Report, 1927-28, p. 1. Also reproduced by the Malvern Historical Society in a set of ten postcards, see MP 6521.
  • Malvern Town Hall circa 1936
Terms of Use
  • Access to view items is by appointment only. See the Stonnington History Centre website for contact details.
  • According to the Australian Copyright Council, copyright has expired in photos taken prior to 1 January 1955. For photos taken after that date, copyright persists for the life of the creator plus 70 years.
  • Restrictions vary
Language
  • English
Identifier
  • MP7214

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