Friday, January 30, 2009

Sussan Building, West Melbourne

Sussan Building, West MelbourneThere are many aspects of the Sussan Building in West Melbourne.

Firstly, the building has been designed to make the best use of the site especially the way it curves to follow the obtuse angle of the adjoining street. Also as the main street runs downhill, the lower floor expands leaving the roofline at a constant level.

The main entrance is marked by a square parapet with a circular demi-tower. There is also a squat flagpole with a double finial on top.

At the far end of the building in a square tower containing a stairwell and my favourite piece of decoration. The space above the narrow doorway at the base of the tower is dominated by this wonderful piece of deco masonry.

Sussans Building, West Melbourne


  1. Oh David

    that is a lovely building! I have lived in Melbourne for all but 6 years of my life and I have never seen/noticed the Sussan building. Sometimes I think we must move around in a half-blear.


  2. Thanks Helen
    Sometimes we are just moving to fast or too absorbed in our own thing and we tend not to be tourists in our home towns.