Flinders Street Station History

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Flinders Street Station is one of the most iconic and heavily used public space in Melbourne. Prior to Flinders Street Station, there was a station called the Melbourne Terminus which was made of weatherboard sheds. Flinders Street Station was built in 1899 when there was a competition held to redesign the Melbourne Terminus. The winner of the competition was the architect, James Fawcett, and engineer, H.P.C Ashworth. Their design was called “the green light” and was completed in 1910. This was during the Edwardian period and hence is of Edwardian Baroque style. Prominent aspects to this style include heavy rustication, exaggeration of arched openings, large corner dome, tall tower, domed towers, and ionic columns. Furthermore, Fawcett and

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