Tag - Historic Buildings

A View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney

View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney

View of Maldon from the Beehive Chimney – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

The Beehive Gold Mine ruins at Maldon incorporate the imposing Beehive Chimney which is visible from most parts of town and even from the top of Mount Tarrengower.

This picture is a view of Main Street Maldon from above the Beehive Chimney showing Maldon on a cool autumn day.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon. Autumn 2019.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon

Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

This photo is the Holy Trinity Anglican Church at Maldon on a nice sunny autumn Sunday morning.

Holy Trinity Church was designed in Early English gothic style by David Relph Drape and built from local schist with granite dressings. The nave was opened in 1861 and the building progressively enlarged until 1889

It consists of a nave, chancel, western porch, organ chamber and vestry. The interior is of particular note for the splendid east window dating from 1864, the work of accomplished artist John Lyon; other windows include the signed work of William Montgomery.

The first pipe organ in the church was installed in 1865 and is believed to be the Bevington organ now at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta. The present organ was built by Fincham & Hobday at a cost of £273 and was opened on 26 April 1893.

Stone Cottage at Maldon

Stone Cottage Maldon – Photo: © Maldon Victoria

This stone cottage at Maldon is a great example of goldfields architecture. A functional cottage which once was a commonplace style of building but now has a charm that embodies the heritage of Maldon.

The Maldon Penny School. Art created by Artificial Intelligence.

The Maldon Penny School - Art by AI - April 2019

The Maldon Penny School – Art by AI – April 2019 – © Photo: Maldon Press

This is a piece of art created by Artificial Intelligence.

The original was a photograph taken of the Penny School which has had a process called style transfer applied

The AI model has learned how to produce art in the style of several gothic artists and then applied that style to create a completely new artwork.

The picture above is the result of the application of AI style transfer to a photograph of an iconic Maldon building.

Heritage Buildings at Maldon – High Street Maldon

Heritage Building - High Street Maldon

Heritage Building – High Street Maldon

Maldon is a historic town and we have some amazing examples of original goldfields architecture around the town.

This building can be found on High Street at Maldon, diagonally opposite the Post Office.

Explore the wonderful gold rush architecture of Maldon which spans from the mid 1850s to 1950s and even into modern times.

There are plenty of things to do around Maldon and exploring the amazing architecture of the town is just one of them.

Historic McArthur’s Building on Main Street Maldon

Historic McArthurs Building  from 1854 at Maldon

Historic McArthurs Building from 1854 at Maldon

Once a Bakery, the historic McArthur’s building dates back to 1854 during the height of the early Victorian Gold Rush.

This fine example of goldfields architecture has stood the test of time and is a stunning example of an original Maldon building.

Now used for a variety of pop up shops, this building is definitely worth a look while you visit Maldon.

3 Main Street Maldon

3 Main Street Maldon

3 Main Street Maldon

This is a photo of number 3 Main Street at Maldon.

The morning light on the building and the mostly empty beer bottle on the footpath caught my attention.

This building has been many things over the years. It was once part of the Garage and Service Station on the corner of Main and High Street. It has also been accommodation, a fruit shop, a second hand goods store, an antique shop and a vintage wares shop.

67 – 69 High Street Maldon

67 - 69 High Street Maldon

67 – 69 High Street Maldon

Now the home of The Little Red Bookshop, the building at 67 to 69 High Street Maldon has some rich history.

The building comprises 2 Shops and an Apartment behind the original façade

This historic freehold was first built on land first owned by J.C. Hawkey in 1854 and then the current property was built by local entrepreneurs the Hornsby’s in 1900.

The shops have been together as one shop, then separated into two shops and now is one shop again. Several things have been housed at the location including accommodation, retail shops including an antique shop, teddy bear shop, book shop and second hand goods shops.