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The Wellington Street Facade of the Flemington Police Station - Flemington

The Flemington police station and lock-up form part of a complex of public buildings on Wellington Street in the north Melbourne suburb of Flemington.

 

Designed by Alexander J. MacDonald (1864 - 1951) for the Victorian Public Works Department, the police station was built in 1890 and the lock-up built in 1891. They comprise a group of picturesque and unusual buildings which, together with the adjoining court house, form an outstanding group of public buildings.

 

The police station is built in reformist Arts and Crafts style, whilst the lock-up is built in Romanesque Revival style.

 

The complex still retains a law enforcement function to this day, as the police station still functions, and the lock-up is still used for those detained (although I don't think any of them consider the beauty of the building in which they are encarcerated)!

 

Alexander J. MacDonald's other architectural works include; the Omeo court house built in 1890 and the Bairnsdale court house built in 1892, (both erected in provincial towns), the South Yarra post office built in 1892 and the Flemington court house built in 1891.

 

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Taken on May 29, 2011