Old Medical School, University of Melbourne

Circa 1968
Photographic block for block printing. Subject is Old Medical School building (1864) in the 1870s, with artificial lake.

Melbourne Medical School’s first building, was situated on the north-eastern part of the campus across the lake from the rest of the University. The building was completed in May 1864, designed by Messrs Reed and Barnes who also designed Ormond College, the Baldwin Spencer Building and the original Wilson Hall as well as the State Library and the Melbourne Town Hall. After 1885, when the new medical building of Anatomy and Pathology was built alongside it, the building became the Physiology department. The second storey was added in stages in 1900,1905, and in 1913 the portico was demolished. The building was demolished in 1970.

Used in a paper on the Medical School in 'M.J.A.'
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Object detail

metal, wood
7.0 x 8.5 x 2.4 cm
Accession Number
Credit line
Gift of Professor Emeritus Kenneth F Russell (b.1911, d.1987)
accession number/owner's mark/inscriptions ▫ in wood: 'U43'
Object Type
Medical History Museum Category


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