Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Building Records

 

Also see Rate Records.

Or see Rate Records (A-Z).

Also see Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works Plans under Plans.

Also see Fire Insurance Plans under Plans.

Also see Heritage Organizations.

Also see Architects.

Also see Builders.

Also see Churches, Synagogues and Religious Records.

Also see School Records.

 

MILES LEWIS - AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURAL INDEX

This was compiled by Miles Lewis in 1986. It covers the nineteenth century to the 1950s and was prepared from a card index held by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. It includes a searchable database of architects and lists their projects.

https://aai.app.unimelb.edu.au/apex/f?p=199:10:

 

PRIVATE BUILDINGS

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE EARLY BUILDING RECORDS 1850-1915

These are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/councils-city-melbourne-1841-1997/city-melbourne-early-building

 

ANCESTRY - VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, SELECTED TRIAL BRIEF AND CORRESPONDENCE REGISTERS AND OTHER IMAGES, 1837-1993

These are provided by Public Record Office Victoria. These records are not indexed but can be browsed by description and range. They include:

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=60672

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - CITY OF MELBOURNE BUILDING PLANS AND PERMITS 1916-1960

These are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/city-melbourne/city-melbourne-building-plans-and-permits-1916-1960

 

MILES LEWIS - MELBOURNE MANSIONS DATABASE

This was compiled by Miles Lewis. It is a database of major Melbourne houses of the nineteenth century. It is searchable by location and by the name of the architect.

http://mileslewis.net/melbourne-mansions/

 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PUBLIC BUILDING PLANS AND FILES 1920s - 1988

The Department of Health kept files and plans on public buildings such as community halls, schools, cinemas, theatres, hospitals, churches and even the Melbourne Cricket Ground. These are all non-government buildings. This was to detail the compliance of these public buildings with health and safety regulations (e.g. number of toilets, fire safety and so on). The files have been indexed into the catalogue.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/researching-land-and-property/public-building-plans-and-files

 

PUBLIC WORKS

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PLANS

Examples of 'public works' buildings are state schools, prisons, courts, hospitals, among many others. In addition, these series also contain plans such as bridge and road construction. These are all government buildings or structures.

Some of these have been digitized.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/researching-land-and-property/public-works-department-plans

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PLANS MICROFILM

Examples of 'public works' buildings are state schools, prisons, courts, hospitals, among many others. In addition, these series also contain plans such as bridge and road construction. These are all government buildings or structures.

This is a finding aid for Public Works Department plans on microfilm. The plans are not online.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/researching-land-and-property/public-works-plans-microfilm

 

 

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