From Walking Melbourne
The National Trust Guide to The Historic and Architectural Landmarks of Central Melbourne.
Former Martin & Pleasance Building
176-180 Collins Street
This highly modeled façade of layered pilasters and mouldings, enriched with a lively parapet and coloured tiles, is typical of the work of F M White. It was built in 1889 as offices and the main dispensary of Martin & Pleasence, Melbourne’s leading purveyor of homeopathic medicines, a popular 19th century curative.
Below, an Edwardian postcard featuring the building (right), and after that, two photographs of my own.