Cole's Book Arcade ( ca. 1900)
This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in 1900. The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose.
Federal Hotel and Coffee Palace
Built between 1888 and 1890, the Federal Hotel and Coffee Palace occupied 555 Collins St until it's demolition in 1973. If you'd like to find out more about this image, or download a hi-reas copy, visit our catalogue: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/65747
The Melbourne Story
In 2006 Museum Victoria embarked upon a community collecting project with past and present Melburnians, who searched their private albums for their favourite photographs of Melbourne. Over 1000 family photographs were collected for 'Melbourne's Biggest Family Album'. Selected photographs are featured in the 'Melbourne Story' exhibition. These wonderful images have opened up many new perspectives ...
Beside the Yarra
The corner of Swanston and Bourke is one of Melbourne's busiest intersections, where the mall meets the main drag. And while the main buildings that ring this corner haven't changed for decades, there is one wonderful feature that is missing from the present day location: Foy's Rooftop Fun Park. Foy's was a department store, along the lines of Myer and David Jones. Started in the 1870's as a Collingwood drapery by Mark Foy, the business expanded in the 1880's; The Foy family went into…
New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the 1800s
Over 300 photographs have been digitised by the State Library of Victoria for the Street History: Hoddle's Grid app which uses your location to show nearby buildings, street views and aerial photographs from as early as 1840.
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IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.
Stunning photos of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1940s
TWO boys, one with a football tucked under his arm, stare forlornly at a sign: “The playing of games in this park on Sundays is not allowed.”
Swanston Street, #Melbourne from Collins Street intersection, looking south. 1963. On R is soon to be demolished Damman's Corner. On L, the Queen Victoria Building will soon disappear for start of City Square project. Champion's Queen's Arms Hotel (later State Savings Bank), on corner Flinders Lane will hang on until 1972. The Graham Hotel has recently destroyed all but one remnant bay of the former Town Hall Hotel.