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Royal Exhibition Building & Josef Hochgurtel Fountain

Nicholson Street,, CARLTON VIC 3053 - Property No B0842

The Exhibition Building was constructed in 1879-1880 for the 1880-1 Melbourne International Exhibition. International Exhibitions were associated with the boom in manufacturing and the development of a world economy during the nineteenth century. The exhibitions provided a means of displaying contemporary achievements in the arts and commerce as well as manufacturing. A competition to design the Melbourne Exhibition Buildings was held in 1878 and was won by Reed & Barnes, ... more