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Majorca Building

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Text from Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Majorca Building

258-260 Flinders Lane

 

This building derives its name from the Mediterranean island that also inspired the broadly Spanish styling, the deep sea blue, and the shell motifs in the ‘faience’ (a type of tile) façade. Designed by architect Harry Norris, it was completed in 1930 as offices and showrooms, with multiple retail outlets along Centre Place, now one of Melbourne’s most vibrant lanes.

 

The Majorca Building has recently undergone a conversion to apartments above the ground level retail outlets.

 

Five of my own photographs.

 

The shops at ground level in Centre Place.

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And if you want to stay a night in there, you can: http://www.apartment401.com.au/

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