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Dental record


Glum to see last night the Melbourne Dental hospital on Grattan Street in its vivid blue death shroud. Another building from the early ’60s falls on an asbestos pretext, making way for the energy-intensive construction of a new ‘sustainable’ building. The dental hospital has moved down the road and the Peter Mac is moving to the site, making way for apartments on its site in East Melbourne, so its dominoes all round. Here are some pics of the Melbourne Dental Hospital, all fairly recent phone grabs.

As she was:
dental hospital

Dental Hospital Melbourne

dental hospital parkville

Frank Heath dental hospital

Dental hospital

Frank Heath was the architect*, with some early assistance from Percy Everett. It took decades to get built, due to money problems. Will be much quicker to demolish.

\* One article attributes the building to Frank Lynch.

Posted by Peter on 22.03.10 in 



Has some history but certainly will not be shedding a tear for this oppressive looking thing … !

by Sean on 10.04.23, 03:07 pm ·#

Well i thought it had some pretty good bits; the grattan street side was rather office-like, but the rest was great almost saarinen angles and curves. If had been built in the 40s when it was designed, we’d would have been screaming to save it.

by rohan on 11.02.17, 12:46 pm ·#

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