Thursday, 18 October 2012

MITRE TAVERN SIGNS

Bank Place is a street in Melbourne, Victoria. It is a short, narrow laneway, running south from Little Collins Street between Queen Street and William Street in the central business district of Melbourne.

Located in the heart of the financial sector, Bank Place (which incorporates several smaller lanes, such as Mitre Lane) is an oasis of heritage pre-war buildings dating from the 1860s through to the 1920s. Looking north, a vista is framed by Normanby Chambers.

The precinct is subject to heritage restrictions, and some of the significant buildings including, the Mitre Tavern, a historic pub established in 1868 and remodelled in the Queen Anne style between 1900 and 1910. Mitre Tavern was a popular 'bohemian' hangout for many of Australia's most prominent artists of the early twentieth century, alongside the neighbouring Savage Club.

Inside the tavern one may enjoy local brews on tap and have a meal, as well as see the numerous old and new signs of pubs on display. In clement weather, the area around the pub fills up with tables and chairs for the patrons' enjoyment.

This post is part of the Signs, Signs meme.














13 comments:

  1. Some INTERESTING signs, ahem. Only ONE ladies day back in the 1800's? Ha ha!

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  2. Wonderful mean to measure time and life. Years since last I had a drought Guinness. Please have a good Thursday.

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  3. Not what I have come to expect in Melbourne based on your blog. It looks like a bit of England! Love all the pub signs.

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  4. What a really cool place! So much personality! Love it.

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  5. What great old pub signs, Nick, and a different look at your world! I love it! And I always enjoy the history you include!! Thanks another wonderful post!! Hope your week is going well!

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  6. I am in love with this pub. I think I would be happy to spend the day there. What a fine collection of signs. I could do with a some lager right now. genie

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  7. I am so pleased that The Mitre has survived the progress of the CBD.

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  8. Cool looking building and great collection of signs...a fun place with interesting history, what else could you want.

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  9. The old pub signs have such amazing character! And love the colours of the signs too!

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