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Collins Street, Melbourne

Kurrajong House, 175-177
Melbourne Theosophical Society 181-187
Manchester Unity, 220-226
Century Building, 125-133
Newspaper House, 247-249
Howey House, 234-238
Kodak House, 252
Block Court, 288

Kodak House Kodak House and Howey House

A pair of Art Deco buildings, slim and strongly vertical. Howey House has the original name still in place above an arched window.

It features a Spanish terracotta hipped roof with attic window. Five years later, Kodak house was built, with its stainless steel a subtle reminder of Kodak's silvery income source.
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13 on the walk Century Building Century Building
The architect of the Manchester Unity building also worked on Century Building In this case the tower has a bell-like feel to it. The tower is less reminiscent of church architecture, but not obviously functional.

Newspaper House

A competition decided the design of this building. It s a more human, decorative building for the Herald & Weekly Times Newspaper Group who now have an anonymous brown tower in Southbank.

Clad with sandstone ashlar.

The glass mosaic is by Napier Waller.

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Newspaper House

Block Court Block Court

A shopping arcade, Block Court was built into an existing building to link Collins Street with the Block Arcade in Elizabeth Street. The polychromatic terrazzo floor is a feature.

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12 on the walk Manchester Unity Manchester Unity
This building contrasts against its near-neighbour the Century Building. It is an example of the Grand Commercial Gothic style, and featured modern innovations such as steam heat, mail an rubbish chutes.
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Pictorial Guide to Melbourne and Victoria
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