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Where “Chloe” once hung - CBD News
Find out all about "Rostella" - the mansion where “Chloe” once hung >>> - a great yarn! #Melbourne #history #buildings #architecture #mansions #heritage “It was ignominiously demolished in the early 1970s, apparently to provide a car park for the ABC next door." It's a sad reality, we decry greedy developers, but governments and related bodies have wrought just as much devastation on our fair city.
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The Rialto is a Venetian style building which opened in 1891. Originally a commercial building, it had space for 300 offices and 14 warehouses. The gothic towers, balconettes and arched windows were inspired by the palazzos of Venice. Early occupants were the Melbourne wool exchange and Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works
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Melbourne’s grandest ‘Picture Palace’ was designed by Cedric H Ballantyne, drawing heavily on American cinema design, for F T Thring’s Hoyts Theatres. Opening just 3 1/2 weeks after the State in March 1929, the interior includes a Medieval Spanish style foyer, dripping with ornamentation and crowned by a painted ceiling, contrasted with a sumptuous Versailles Palace style auditorium (originally seating 3250), complete with an enormous crystal chandelier.