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Art Deco in design and built in the late 1920s the Nicholas Building has been saved from the destruction to build the new underground station. It has some amazing ceiling glass and the copper detailing for the lifts is interesting, too.
The Nicholas, is a fav of mine to enjoy stepping back in time.. The old world lifts, the lead light panelled windows, the quirky shops.. but this time, sadly a lot of empty spaces.. lovely vintage clothes, a couple of quirky book shops, kimono shop...More
This is a great old building built for the Nicholas (Aspro) family in the 'Chicago' style but it is now located in not a very pleasant part of Swanston Street (corner of Flinders Lane) and has some fairly average tenants with 'specialty' shops.
There are several fabric haberdashery shops, a vintage clothes shop and a great book shop that specialises in literature/poetry. It is well worth a visit by anyone interested in building of the era,you can either use the lifts, or walk the stairs.
I have passed the Nicholas Building dozens of times without realising it was there. The front has been taken over by low-grade retailers. The building dates from the 1920s. The building has an arcade, again easy to miss. The tenants' list records dozens of small...More
A historic Melbourne building that is home to many artists and creatives. Level 1 and 2 contain retailers that are open to the public with a variety from books, beads, haberdashery, buttons, retro clothing and kimonos to the above studios which depending on their occupant...More
The Nicholas Building is an historic icon of Melbourne. If you venture up the staircase, each of the lower levels uncovers little shops filled with creative and interesting treasures. If you're interested in textiles, Kimono House and Lucello are both a delight. The upper floors...More
For anyone who likes arts, crafts, exhibition spaces, fashion and retro design, the alternative shops and studios in the Nicholas Building are fun to explore. And so is the building. It dates from 1926, is 9 storeys high, and is heritage protected. The lifts are...More
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