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Notable 20th Century Architecture: Geelong CBD Guided Tour
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Notable 20th Century Architecture: Geelong CBD Guided Tour

WHERE

Johnstone Park Rotunda, 24-28 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia

WHEN

Saturday 19 March 2022 - Sunday 27 March 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Sat 19 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Adult (18yrs+)*
AUD $10.00
Sat 19 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Student/Concession*
AUD $5.00
Please present your valid Concession card at the door.
Tues 22 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Adult (18yrs+)*
AUD $10.00
Tues 22 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Student/Concession*
AUD $5.00
Please present your valid Concession card at the door.
Thur 24 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Adult (18yrs+)*
AUD $10.00
Thur 24 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Student/Concession*
AUD $5.00
Please present your valid Concession card at the door.
Sun 27 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Adult (18yrs+)*
AUD $10.00
Sun 27 MAR: Geelong CBD Guided Tour - Student/Concession*
AUD $5.00
Please present your valid Concession card at the door.

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About Notable 20th Century Architecture: Geelong CBD Guided Tour

Come with us on this walking tour to discover many gems of Geelong’s 20th Century architecture. They lend character and variety to the streetscapes in Australia's UNESCO City of Design. Walkers will meet in the heritage-listed Johnstone Park at the Hitchcock Memorial Rotunda, a 1916 Beaux Arts design by Percy Everett (1888-1967).

From the Park they view The Gordon's complex of buildings, many also designed by Everett. He was the first architect trained at The Gordon, later becoming the State Government Architect – you can see his work all over Victoria.

Significant public buildings are next on the route - the Brutalist State Offices, the former Court House (Everett again) and former Telephone Exchange.

Along Ryrie, Moorabool and Malop Streets, some frontages and upper storeys reveal the City’s best period commercial streetscapes showing Federation, Edwardian, and Renaissance Revival to Art Deco styles.

Between 1900 and 1980 banks, insurance companies and shopkeepers, confident in Geelong’s future, commissioned substantial buildings. They were responding to its growing industries, regional significance, population and prosperity during the 20th Century.

While many of these buildings survive some may be under threat. Catch them while you can. Tour will take approx 2hours, commencing from the Johnstone Park Rotunda.

There are four walks available:
Saturday 19 March
Tuesday 22 March
Thursday 24 March 
Sunday 27 March
All tours are 9:45am for 10am start, finishing at midday.

*Plus booking fee

Brought to you by:City of Greater Geelong

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This event is hosted by Geelong and Region Branch of the National Trust (Victoria) GRBNT

A pocket-sized booklet 'Some Highlights of Geelong's 20th Century Architecture' including a map, building dates and architects ($6 special price) will be available at the Rotunda from 9.30 am.

EVENT LOCATION: Johnstone Park Rotunda, 24-28 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia View Larger Map
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