Flinders Street Station
201-361 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000.
 
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Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station
Summary:
  • Built between 1900 and 1910
  • Designed by James Fawcett and H.P.C Ashworth
  • Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register (no. 607702)
  • Major cultural significance as a popular meeting spot "under the clocks" of the main entrance.
Building Description:

The Flinders Street Railway Station is Melbourne's most famous building, providing the 'iconic' setting for numerous tourist's photographs as well as a popular meeting place for locals.

The railway station was designed by James Fawcett and H.P.C Ashworth of the Victorian Railways Department and built between 1900-1910. Fawcett and Ashworth's design consisted of three floor plans and a roof plan covering the same area as the existing building along Flinders Street and substantial buildings along Swanston Street which were never completed (a tin roof supported by cast-iron columns covers a large plaza).

The building is constructed of red brick with cement decoration and liberal use has been made of pressed metal decoration. The corner of Flinders and Swanston streets features a large dome, beneath which lies the historic row of clocks displaying the departure times for the various rail services. At the intersection of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets, a large clock tower rises above the building.

Flinders Street Railway station remains as Melbourne's central railway station.
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