Flinders Street Station
201-361 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000.
- 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.
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.