The Centre Ivanhoe was Constructed in 1937, located in the heart of Ivanhoe, and was progressive for it’s time. Built in what was considered unconventional architecture with minimal decoration, The dominant clock tower boasts the typical neon lighting of the time and it’s four sided green clock face has become a famous Banyule icon.
The original Heidelberg Town Hall, The Centre Ivanhoe was once the focal point of the shires residents’ social life. Operating as a Function Centre it is still the hub of many of the community’s social events. Now heritage listed, the five function rooms have been, superbly maintained and renovated true to their original Deco style. The Centre Ivanhoe is now one of the best show cases of “Art Deco” architecture of it’s time.