The former Freemason’s Hall is a prominent classically detailed corner building of two storeys, presenting finished facades of the Corinthian order of architecture to both Dorcas and Ferrars Streets. The main entrance is from Dorcas street, and over the doorway is a distinct coat of arms.
Inside the building which is entered via the main door in Dorcas Street, there is the former supper room, committee rooms, ante-room and offices. The supper room, now used as a photographic studio, could seat about 100 guests. Other rooms are used as a darkroom, kitchen and storage.
The lodge room is reached via the Victorian hand carved staircase, with a prominent newel post, which ascends and twists to the upper floor without the occurrence of intermediate newels.
The Lodge room is now used as a gallery and meeting room. Its impressive coved ceiling with pilasters, with richly foliated caps and panels inlaid with marble is largely intact.
Video history of MCC building, and virtual photography exhibition will be active throughout the course of the Open House Melbourne weekend.
Time & Date
Video will be active across the duration of the Open House Melbourne weekend.
254-256 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne 3205