Drysdale Free Library

A simple community hall

18 – 20 High Street, Drysdale

Overiew

The Drysdale Free Library is home of the Drysdale First Scouts Group who use the hall and adjoining sheds while the Drysdale Community Craft shop occupies the former Free Library facing onto the main street.

The buildings stand on the land of the of the Wathaurong people.

Yesterday

The Drysdale Free Library was constructed in 1881 to Victorian eclectic designs by Geelong Architect Alexander Davidson.

The picturesque Library is a rendered building with moulded architraves, string course quoining, and central projecting porch. The windows have flat arched heads with a keystone. A timber hall is at the rear of the Free Library.

Working Heritage was appointed to manage Drysdale Free Library on in 2004 and undertook significant conservation works in 2006–07. Major conservation works were undertaken in 2015 which were recognised by the an award from the local branch on the National Trust. 

The future

Working Heritage will to ensure it is a useful community asset.

Photographs by Peter Glenane

Drysdale Free Library

Contact

t: 9600 1667
e: info@workingheritage.com.au

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Former Royal Melbourne Mint
280 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Postal

PO Box 13287
Law Courts Post Office
277 William Street
Melbourne VIC 8010

Parking

Permanent and casual parking
is available at the Mint Car Park,
280 William Street, Melbourne.

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