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Building Legacy

The Graduate Union has seen a lot of changes in Carlton and Melbourne. By comparing the 1901 and 2016 photos it becomes clear as to how much the city has transformed.

Graduate House’s location is ideal in that it is central to Melbourne’s academic precinct, and situated between two of Melbourne’s prominent universities, The University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

This location is also in proximity to the future Parkville station, which may later provide a link to the proposed Melbourne Airport rail, thus connecting Graduates to the world with ease.

Photo taken in 1901 of the terraces on the corner of Grattan and Leicester Street.

Port Phillip Bay is visible at the top right of this photo.

Photo taken in 2016 of the terraces on the corner of Grattan and Leicester Street. Notably, The Graduate Union has been present in the precinct for more than 100 years as Melbourne has developed around it.

Proposed design of the Diamond Jubilee Building retaining the original terrace brick wall. Opening up additional access to Graduate House and expanding business opportunities with a café and Resident’s entrance.

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