Basic Site Details

Name: Monahans Building
City or county: Melbourne
Country: Australia
Grid ref:
Notes: Argus 16 July 1892 MONAHANS-BUILDINGS.

Among business premises in the most modern st}le which have recently been erected in Melbourne the block of buildings which Mr J A Wallace, M L C , has had constructed nt the corner of Swanston street and Flinders lane has much prominence The building has a striking appearance, not so much from architectural ornamentation, although this has not been neglected, as its substantial und symmetrical design The building is divided into three blocks, having been planned with special reference to the requirements of Messrs Burkitt and Co, warehousemen , Mr Robert Walker, grocer, and Messrs Stu.un r and Co , drapers, but it affords considerably more accommodation than is required by these lines, there being room for two other shops in few Unston street, as well as convenient apartments for offices on the upper floors. W ith a frontage of 90ft to Swanston Street and of 120ft to Flinders Lane, the structure comprises a basement and five floors, besides the flat roof, which has been covered with ...patent ...asphalt...

.. The architect is Mr A E Duguid, who has had the assistance of Mr J Houston

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1COMMERCIAL  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Flinders Lane  
Item 2 of 2Swanston Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11892 Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Eliezer (or Eleazer) DuguidJoinerA1892  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria)16 July 1892   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of M KennyInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent April 2012