When I wrote recently about the doomed art deco warehouse on the corner of Brunswick St and Victoria Parade I did not realise how doomed it was, and did not expect it to be demolished before the end of the year. As reported by Melbourne Heritage Watch and Bosco Parrasio, the demolition began on 2 December and continued for several days. I took these photos on Saturday 5 December, when it appeared that the tower and front facade were being retained.
If I was buying a new apartment on this location, I would think at least some trace of the past and of the fabulous deco style would enhance my apartment building and increase its value. I’ll be curious to see if the facade is kept for eye candy purposes.
The fate of this building has been a curious case as all avenues at preservation were explored and rejected by the government. They seemed to have an agenda regarding this location from the start that could not be altered.