Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne

RHSVI had the pleasure of attending a workshop at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) today. The RHSV occupy this fabulous late 1930's building in Melbourne.

Originally, the building was constructed for the Army Medical Corp and their name and insignia appear above the door leading off A'Beckett Street.

The main room used by the RHSV is located on the ground floor with a mezzanine work area along the length of one wall. At each end, ther is a curved section with a simple design of two circles worked into the ballustrade.

Ballustrade, RHSV

I thought this metal railing in the stairwell was unusual with the ski jump effect as it curves up the stairs.

Stairwell, RHSV

The meeting room had a fireplace, with built-in benches on either side. The side walls has matching cupboards with lines of red and patterned glass incorporated into the clear glass of the doors.

Cupboard, RHSV

I especially liked the light fittings in this room although they did remind me of an upturned cake stand. The deep scolloped decoration on the ceiling was also a nice feature.

Light, RHSV

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