East Melbourne Architecture (Self Guided), Melbourne

East Melbourne is an enchanting city suburb with attractive Victorian-era homes and gardens. Appreciate the fabulous architecture of a fascinating age when you visit Queen Bess Row, a heritage building that looks like a mansion, but is actually three houses. Admire the red brick walls, arcaded windows and prominent chimneys of this Queen Anne Revival building, the first fully developed example of this style in the city.

Soak up pastoral delights with a visit to some of the area's Victorian-era gardens. One of the most impressive is Fitzroy Garden, a Melbourne icon where paths are lined by magnificent elm trees. Within the grounds is Cooks' Cottage. Built in 1755, this is the oldest building in Australia and it was owned by the parents of Captain James Cook, the famous 19th-century British explorer and navigator. Take a self-guided tour of the cottage and see antiques and volunteers dressed in period costumes.

On the corner of Hotham and Powlett streets is another slice of history, the Cairns Memorial Presbyterian Church. The original structure dates back to the late 19th century, but it was burnt down in 1988, leaving only a sandstone shell, which has been augmented with a glass extension.
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Guide Name: East Melbourne Architecture
Guide Location: Australia » Melbourne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: naomi
Fitzroy Gardens, Cook's Cottage

2) Fitzroy Gardens, Cook's Cottage

Fitzroy Gardens,

3) Fitzroy Gardens, "Temple of the Winds" Rotunda

Hotham street, Queens Bess Row

4) Hotham street, Queens Bess Row

Powlett Street, Former Cairns Memorial Presbytarian Church

8) Powlett Street, Former Cairns Memorial Presbytarian Church

Hotham Street, Cyprus Terrace

10) Hotham Street, Cyprus Terrace

Clarendon Street, Vizard House

11) Clarendon Street, Vizard House

Clarendon Street, Mosspennoch Building

12) Clarendon Street, Mosspennoch Building

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