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Architectural Fragments - Stone Chips From Old Law Courts, Russell Street (Melb)

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Matchbox containing architectural fragments from the old law courts [Supreme Court] in Russell Street. The matchbox has a label on the front and more detailed information included in a note inside the box. The item is believed to have belonged to the historian Dorothy Rogers.
Object Registration
dorothy rogers collection, supreme court - melbourne (vic), supreme court of victoria - russell street - melbourne (vic)
Historical information
The law court buildings on the corner of Russell and La Trobe Streets (Melbourne) were later to house the Supreme Court of Victoria. The law courts were built in 1842. The inscription by Dorothy Rogers [sic] incorrectly describes the builders as Swanson Bros., who instead were the builders of the later Magistrates Court on the same site.
Inscriptions & Markings
Exterior "Chips from the old law courts Russell St." Inside: "Court House built by Swanson Bros in 1842 of Moorabool Stone & opened 1st time [sic] in 1843. Stone composed of tiny shells".
Last updated
30 May 2020 at 11:57AM