About The Butterfield Collection

We have been generously gifted English architect William Butterfield’s original drawings of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  ​

These to-scale drawings – some up to six metres long – were provided as plans for the local builders as they brought the distinctive Gothic Revival designs to life. 

They tell a fascinating story that helped shape one of the busiest intersections in the country and forever changed Melbourne’s cityscape. ​ 

The drawings are now close to 150 years old and in a perilously fragile state.

Our 2022 Appeal is raising funds to help conserve these extraordinary works and make them available to all Victorians now, and in the future.




Plan ahead before you visit

The Library is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Visit our website for more information on how to make the most of your visit.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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