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John James Clark, 1858-1862
One of Australia’s finest 19th-century buildings, the Old Treasury Building’s construction between 1858 and 1862 was symbolic of the city’s rapid development. The design by the 19-year-old architect JJ Clark is in the Renaissance Revival style, derived from the 'Italian palazzo' form. The recently restored terraces and lamps were constructed in 1867.
Self-guided tours of the ground floor, basement and, for the first time in Open House Melbourne, access to the first floor and the 'Behind the Lines' exhibition of the best political cartoons of 2022.
Images: (1) Exterior detail, Old Treasury Building. (2) Internal corridor, Old Treasury Building. (3) The Old Treasury Building under construction, c. 1859. Photos: courtesy of State Library Victoria.
Time & Date
Saturday 29 + Sunday 30 July
Open access 10am-4pm
Accessible entry at rear of building
Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access
20 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000