The Argus was originally home to a Melbourne newspaper named – wait for it – The Argus. In recent years, the building was purchased by La Trobe university to be converted into a city campus, but this development never eventuated. Apparently this was due to the presence of asbestos inside the building.
Walking Melbourne says “In 2004, La Trobe University purchased the building with the view of restoring it and use it as a CBD campus. The plans included completing the clock tower of the original design. However the costs of renovating the building and removing asbestos proved too high and the university sold the building late in 2008.”
I’ve always thought it would be so awesome if the Argus was my house! Imagine sitting on that corner balcony watching the sun rise over the city!
For now, though, the Argus sits abandoned; ignored by the business hordes as they make their way through the city each day. It would be lovely to see her restored.
x Kitten of Doom