Melbourne Open House: Collins Street Baptist Church

Collins Street Baptist Church

Architect: Joseph Reed

Collins Street Baptist Church has a long and colourful history. For more than 170 years it has been home to a community of people committed to the Christian faith and to living that faith in the City of Melbourne. The first chapel was built on the present site in 1845. However, by the 1850s the congregation has outgrown its space. Joseph Reed, the architect who designed the Melbourne Town Hall, demolished the original structure and replaced it with the present one which opened in 1862. The classical temple fa├žade with its four Corinthian columns places the building in the neo-Greek architectural tradition rather than a Gothic style used for many of Melbourne’s churches. The steps and lamp standards enhance the building’s grandeur, and the portico, with its finely detailed dentils and brackets, is the oldest reasonably complete surviving example of any non-residential building in Victoria. Heritage Victoria describes it as the grandest classical church in Victoria.

Collins Street Baptist Church

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Melbourne Open House: Signal

The central point that contolled the flinders street station interchange. It went unused for a long time till the City Of Melbourne decided to restore and save the location. The views in there are quite amazing and the history in pictures was worth the slow scroll through.

Signal is a creative studio for young people 13 to 25 years located on Northbank in the heart of Melbourne. The program offers young people the opportunity to work alongside professional artists in a collaborative way, through multi-artform workshops and mentoring.

Signal provides emerging and established artists with opportunities and spaces for exploration, creation and showcasing.

Check out their Facebook page for more information and to stay updated on the most happening events.

Outside of Signal

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