Guest Book

The Manchester Unity Building is home to a handful of residents and just over 100 small businesses. As well as countless patrons, it attracts thousands of visitors every year, including participants in the Melbourne Opera House tours.

Do you have family members who worked on or in the building in its early days?
Have you toured the building? If so, would you like to share your experience?

You are invited to publish here stories or comments of interest. Also welcome are any documents, pictures of memorabilia, or relevant historical information.

    • My grandfather was Walter H. Best, the grand Secretary. He was the person who travelled to Sydney and bought the land on which the present building was built. I have not had the oportunity to attend any of the tours of the building, but should there be any in the future I will certainly look forward to it.

      Robert Millar24-09-2012 5:02 PM

    • Dr Kia, Congratulations! how wonderful to see such a magnificent building being cared for in this way. Originally from Melbourne, I work with historic buildings in Europe and we do come across shoes, and other things hidden in walls. The practice dates back to the superstitions mediaeval Europe (or even earlier)and is believed to ward off evil. Putting them in such new building was perhaps a bit tongue in cheek.

      Darren17-09-2012 7:07 AM

    • Thankyou, Dr Kia, for sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge of this outstanding building with us today. That enthusiasm was infectious. If ever you need an assistant for your tour?! What a joy!

      Tiffany Morris-North12-08-2012 10:14 PM

    • We have just had the grand tour with Dr Kia. What an amazing building. Thank goodness for the era and thank goodness for men like Dr Kia for their dedication and foresight. Australia needs more people of his ilk.

      Janet and Ken Bond12-08-2012 5:50 PM

    • A big thank you to Dr Kia for his guided tour of the Manchester Unity building today as part of the Melbourne 2012 Open House. The tour was the most interesting, informative and captivating i have ever been on thanks to Dr Kia. Dr Kia deserves full credit for what he has achieved with this Jewel in Melbourne's crown. I felt privileged to have met such a man as i know others would agree and thank you for letting us share your passion. I hope to visit again one day to see the beautiful tower complete in all its glory.

      Nigel Anson28-07-2012 10:12 PM

    • As a Melbourne tour guide, I have spoken many times to visitors about the history and features of this amazing building, but have never had the opportunity to see many of them with my own eyes. I would love the opportunity to tour my favorite building in Melbourne and see some of its amazing spaces.

      Bradley Posselt26-07-2012 12:48 AM

    • Dr,Kia Thanks for your enthusiasm on revitalization of such a historical building in Melbourne I wish you success in all aspect of your life.

      Ali Khoshroo20-07-2012 12:48 AM

    • I was lucky enough take a tour a few years ago during Melbourne Open House. Queued for 2 hours from 8am on a chilly Saturday and it was totally worth it. Dr Pajouhesh, you should be commended on the restoration work on such a significant landmark.

      Dan14-07-2012 2:47 PM

    • My father worked on Manchester Unity building during the depression years and was responsible for the veneering of escalator walls and inside the elevators.Wonderful workmanship! Congratulations on your ongoing work to preserve this wonderful ,historic building.

      Margaret Walters10-07-2012 1:18 PM

    • It truly is the best dental building ever! The buidling looks like its something straight out of a very chic 1920s movie. I love the hexagon patterns on the floor and the old wire staircase is amazing!

      Eloise Claire21-08-2011 6:35 PM

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