This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose. The business continued to operate after Cole's death in finally closing in
Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967 Still looks much the same. Arcades (& lanes) are wonderful in Melbourne city and help make the city different to the other capitals in Australia. The Hopetoun tea rooms are still in operation.
Buxton's stationery store, Swanston Street, site of a major exhibition by the Australian Impressionists in August It included 183 works, with the majority by Tom Roberts Charles Conder and Arthur Streeton