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 Nicholas Building

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The historic Nicholas Building is a creative hub in the heart of Melbourne. It is host to an eclectic selection of small business and attractions; including a number of galleries, jewellers, boutiques and retail stores. There are also artist and design studios, architects offices and small start-ups.

Influenced by the 'Chicago style' of architecture, the Nicholas Building was built in 1926 in the Greek revival palazzo style. It has a grey terracotta faience façade, and an arcade with a leadlight roofed dome. It is both heritage listed and listed by the National trust.

The Nicholas Building Association is an association of people from various tenancies within the building. It has formed to preserve and nurture the wonderful culture of the building, during a time in which it faces significant challenges. To access The Nicholas Building Association, enter via Cathedral Arcade.


37 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Wheelchair accessible

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