Former Cromwell House

Other Names

Former Alexandra Club ,  Louis Vuitton ,  Dr O'Hara's Private Hospital


133-139 Collins Street, MELBOURNE VIC 3000 - Property No B3757

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Statement of Significance

A surgery and dwelling, initially of three storeys, built in 1886 for Dr. J. G. Beaney, to the design of William Salway, in an eclectic Renaissance manner. This eclecticism is conservative, with only the cantilevered oriel on the chamfered corner hinting at the more advanced design of North European eclecticism and the English free style. The base is treated as jointed ashlar with a doric frieze, the piano nobile with mainly arched openings including an elegant three-arched arcade on paired columns to the Collins Street front.In the former top storey a bolder form of narrow window with a stilted square head above which is a bracketted cornice.
The 20th century addition of the top floor is excluded.


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Doctor's Surgery