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Victoria Police Headquarters

Heritage Listed Location

Address

336-376 Russell Street And 47-61 Mackenzie Street Melbourne, Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

Places Nearby

Melbourne, 3000 0.8km University Of Melbourne, 3010 1.5km Melbourne University, 3052 1.5km Fitzroy, 3065 1.6km Collingwood, 3066 2.1km

Details / Significance

Former Police Barracks, domestic before.1880 Panorama shows vacant area & small pair of terraces fronting MacKenzie Street.1905 - 2 storey buildings & police barracks compound.

Heritage Inventory Significance: Source: Report to Minister - Statement of Significance: Built in three stages between 1940 and 1943, the police headquarters, constructed of reinforced concrete with curtain walls of brick, is architecturally significant as an outstanding example of the mini-skyscraper style. The police headquarters are also significant as a result of the relatively early moderne style of the ground floor foyer.The police headquarters are historically significant in being readily identified by Victorians as symbolising the police force, and law and order within the state.

Archeological Potential: Site,Extant bldg Fabric

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