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Australian Catholic Assurance (ACA) Building

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Text from Walking Melbourne

The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central Melbourne

Australian Catholic Assurance (ACA) Building

112-118 Queen Street

 

Designed by Hennessy & Henessy and completed in 1937, this is one of the most attractive examples of the Moderne in Melbourne, with its concrete-derived ‘Benedict Stone’ cladding in pink, Jazz Moderne decoration, vertical fins, and a central tower thrusting above the 132ft height limit.

 

Below, postcard of Queen Street with the ACA building dominating the view.

 

Two of my own photos below.

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The northern wall is now just a light vent...

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