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Our greatest remaining skyscraper from the 30s? - Page 2 - SkyscraperCity
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Our greatest remaining skyscraper from the 30s?

Another great building, but not a scraper. Text from Walking Melbourne The National Trust guide to the historic and architectural landmarks of central...

Flinders Street peak hour 1956
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Flinders Street peak hour 1956

The Rialto is a Venetian style building which opened in 1891. Originally a commercial building, it had space for 300 offices and 14 warehouses. The gothic towers, balconettes and arched windows were inspired by the palazzos of Venice. Early occupants were the Melbourne wool exchange and Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works

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.

The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo

The 'flood', Elizabeth Street | Ergo

Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, flooding at 6pm, 8 December 1862. Elizabeth St was actually the site of a small creek flowing in to the Yarra at the time of Melbourne's founding, and has flooded several times in the intervening 175 years. Created circa 1908. Black and white printed postcard.

Block Arcade, Melbourne - Kodak store, 1900 | Urban Melbourne

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Looking east along Collins Street, Melbourne 1872 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Looking east along Collins Street, Melbourne 1872

Copyright expired image. Taken By: Charles Nettleton Original image from The State Library of Victoria. This Image has been restored by Foto Supplies, Albury, NSW, Australia

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West Melbourne. One of the "Dudley Mansions." - The Unsuspected Slums - Culture Victoria

A 'Dudley Mansion.' The kitchen is the front room, behind is the bedroom, which is papered with bill…

Tivoli Theatre, 241-251 Bourke Street. Built by entrepreneur Harry Rickards in 1901, it was first known as the New Opera House before being renamed as the Tivoli Theatre in 1912. It became a cinema in 1966 but was burnt out by fire in 1967. The existing Tivoli Court Building was built in 1970.

100 Lost Buildings of Melbourne

The National Trust has developed a new app called Lost ! 100 Lost Buildings of Melbourne, allowing people with an iPhone or iPad to go up to a range of city buildings and see what used to be there before they were lost to development. Here is a selection from their archive.

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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.”
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Stunning photos of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1940s

<p>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.”</p>

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Melbourne's lost buildings

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This historic image is of the Fish Market Buildings (c.1890) that once spanned Flinders Street, between Spencer and King Streets. The view is from the corner of Spencer and Flinders Street. It was demolished in 1959 for the King Street bridge construction, and the site is currently occupied by the North Bank Palace apartments. Colourised by Alan T. Hall Original Image: State Library of Victoria (Accession No: H11709). #MelbourneHistory #MelbourneCBD #OldPhotos #BeautifulBuildings

This historic image is of the Fish Market Buildings (c.1890) that once spanned Flinders Street, between Spencer and King Streets. The view is from the corner of Spencer and Flinders Street. It was demolished in 1959 for the King Street bridge construction, and the site is currently occupied by the North Bank Palace apartments. Colourised by Alan T. Hall Original Image: State Library of Victoria (Accession No: H11709). #MelbourneHistory #MelbourneCBD #OldPhotos #BeautifulBuildings

East Richmond Station c.1920s to c.1939 | by Public Record Office Victoria Melbourne Australia
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East Richmond Station c.1920s to c.1939

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Mounted Photograph - Bourke Street, 1901 (Photographs)
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Photograph - Bourke Street, Mounted, Melbourne, Victoria, 1901

Photograph of Bourke Street in Melbourne taken in May 1901 as the city was being dressed for the visit of the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York for the opening of the first federal parliament of Australia, which took place in the (Royal) Exhibition Building on 9 May. For the 10 days of the royal couple's visit, city streets were bedecked with bunting and arches. The photographer was M J Daniel.

24 Rare Vintage Pictures of Melbourne in the 1800s ~ vintage everyday

24 Rare Vintage Pictures of Melbourne in the 1800s

24 Rare Vintage Pictures of Melbourne in the 1800s ~ vintage everyday

Looking down Flinders Lane, horse drawn vehicles on road, cars lining curbs, pedestrians on paths. If you'd like to find out more about this image, or download a hi-res copy, visit our catalogue: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/73966
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Flinders Lane

Looking down Flinders Lane, horse drawn vehicles on road, cars lining curbs, pedestrians on paths. If you'd like to find out more about this image, or download a hi-res copy, visit our catalogue: handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/73966