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Former Martin & Pleasance Building

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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.


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Glennwilson's picture

Lovely building that one Peter.

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Peter Maltezos's picture

This building is so easily missed by most.

One just has to stop and smell the roses to spot buildings like this. enlightened

I collect, therefore I am.

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