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86-88-88A Collins Street,, MELBOURNE VIC 3000 - Property No B3920
Two surviving and altered houses of a terrace of three designed in 1872 by the architect James Gall, and distinguished by the refinement, quality and advanced character of the facade treatment to Collins Street. The top storey is largely intact with its panelled pilaster divisions, consoles, classical window architraves with pendant garlands, egg-and-dart impost band, dentillated cornice, modillions and cast iron spouting with lions' heads. The wing walls have boldly designed consoles carrying corbel blocks decorated with a lyre-like relief. One balcony has been altered and the other at No. 88 has had glazing inserted but still displays an interesting treatment with an opera box balcony of very broad decorative cast iron panels, totally detached Corinthian iron shafts, timber frieze bar and brackets with extremely elegant turned drops and cast iron spandrels and frieze in elegant leafwork patterns.
The ground floor facades have been altered and the original stables to Pink Alley at the rear have been demolished.
Residential buildings (private)