T & G Building, Geelong

The T & G Building is a distinctive building in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is located on the corner of Moorabool and Ryrie Streets.

Construction was announced by the T & G Mutual Life Assurance Society in June 1933, while Geelong was still suffering the effects of the Great Depression. It was costed at 37,000 pounds ($74,000) and was completed by 1934.

The 'Father and Son' clock was installed at the top of the tower, with a pair of figures emerging from the building every hour.

By the mid 1990s the building had fallen into disrepair, and the clock had fallen out of use. A public campaign led by the Geelong Advertiser led to the repaint of the building and the clock being repaired.

Current tenants include Gloria Jeans coffee shop on the ground floor. The upper floors are occupied by offices.

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