C1885

VIC-The Caulfield Shire Hall.

Very scarce colonial engraving of the Glen Eira Town Hall showing the original design for the building which was never completed as designed. Glen Eira Town Hall was built in 1885 and was originally known as Caulfield Shire Hall. The … Read Full Description

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S/N: AS-VM-851118188–396229
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Full Title:

VIC-The Caulfield Shire Hall.

Date:

C1885

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

228mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
VIC-The Caulfield Shire Hall. - Antique View from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Very scarce colonial engraving of the Glen Eira Town Hall showing the original design for the building which was never completed as designed.

Glen Eira Town Hall was built in 1885 and was originally known as Caulfield Shire Hall. The original design of Shire surveyor Sydney Smith was much more elaborate, and cost issues only allowed council to implement part of it. There is no known image of the first building, but it had no clock tower and was single-storey plain brick with a modest sized hall. It also housed a post office and courthouse accessible from Hawthorn Road. It got its second storey (without the tower top) and a portico in 1891. (ref: Glen Eira Town Hall )

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 18-11-85 P.188

Albert Charles Cooke (1836 - 1902)

Cooke was a painter, engraver, draughtsman and illustrator. Throughout his career he worked for many of the Illustrated newspapers, such as the Illustrated Sydney News, Illustrated Australian News, The Australasian Sketcher and The Leader. He was also well known for a series of birds eye views of a number of Australian cities and towns.

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