Hawthorn Tram Depot

Now the home of the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot, this iconic building was built for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust and opened in 1916. Designed by Leonard Flannagan in the American Romanesque style, it initially consisted of a three storey building which housed offices, amenities and the electrical substation that provided traction power to the tramway, together with a four road tram shed located behind.
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Hawthorn Tram Depot looking west from Power Street. Note the staircase which was later removed. Read more about the Depot at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/depot.htm.

Discover the story of the home of the Melbourne Tram Museum, and how it came to survive to the present day.

Leonard Flannagan (1864-1945) was a leading Melbourne architect who designed a variety of tramway infrastructure over the period 1909-1917, including the Hawthorn Tram Depot, now home to the Melbourne Tram Museum. Discover his story at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/papers/flannagan.htm

Leonard Flannagan (1864-1945) was a leading Melbourne architect who designed a variety of tramway infrastructure over the period 1909-1917, including the Hawthorn Tram Depot, now home to the Melbourne Tram Museum. Discover his story at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/papers/flannagan.htm

Tram shed at Hawthorn Depot, April 2014. Photograph courtesy Adam Chandler.

Tram shed at Hawthorn Depot, April Photograph courtesy Adam Chandler.

Hawthorn Tram Depot – the home of the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot and participating in Open House Melbourne since 2013.

Hawthorn Tram Depot – the home of the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot and participating in Open House Melbourne since

Detail of windows of Hawthorn Depot, September 2008. Home to the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot. Photograph courtesy Noelle Jones.

Detail of windows of Hawthorn Depot, September Home to the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot.

Hawthorn Tramways Trust crest in plaster relief on the Hawthorn Depot, home to the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot. Read about the Depot at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/depot.htm. Photograph courtesy Noelle Jones.

Hawthorn Tramways Trust crest in plaster relief on the Hawthorn Depot, home to the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot.

Detail from the original architectural plans for the Hawthorn Tram Depot, January 1915. From the collection on display at the Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot. Read about Hawthorn Depot at http://www.hawthorntramdepot.org.au/depot.htm.

Discover the story of the home of the Melbourne Tram Museum, and how it came to survive to the present day.


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