3 Edwardian Buildings That You Shouldn’t Miss in Melbourne

Flinders Street Railway Station
Flinders Street Railway Station. Photo by Fabian Mardi on Unsplash

Edwardian architecture was all the rage at the start of the 20th century, and many buildings across Australia were built in this style. Melbourne is home to quite a few, and here are three of the best examples of this Neo-Baroque architectural style that you’ll get to see in this city.

Flinders Street Railway Station

Flinders Street railway station was first built in 1854, and it went on to become one of the most enduring symbols of Melbourne in the decades to come. It’s instantly recognizable thanks to its distinctive and eclectic design, with an arched entrance, prominent dome, and numerous clocks.

Prahran Market

Queen Victoria Market is the first local market that comes to mind when someone mentions Melbourne, but it’s not the only one worth the visit. Prahran Market has been around for almost just as long, and it moved to its current Edwardian building at the turn of the 20th century.

City Baths

One of the most significant examples of Edwardian architecture in Melbourne, City Baths are impossible to miss. This building will win you over with its vibrant red façade, which features rich cream-painted Edwardian Baroque elements with white details.