Melbourne Southbank before Development

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Astor Theatre | Melbourne Neon

A documented history of the Astor Theatre neon sky sign, including photos.

October 1955: Terrace of rooms behind a house at 50 Argyle St. Fitzroy. Tenants paid $1.76 for draughty single rooms. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ R McInnes/ ARGUS

Melbourne’s forgotten inner-city slums

October 1955: Terrace of rooms behind a house at 50 Argyle St. Fitzroy. Tenants paid $1.76 for draughty single rooms. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ R McInnes/ ARGUS

Southbank Pictures prior to development  Melbourne Australia

Southbank Pictures prior to development : Melbourne Photos - Page 7

Southbank Pictures prior to development  Melbourne Australia

Southbank Pictures prior to development : Melbourne Photos - Page 7

Southbank, early last century.

Southbank, early last century.

Nothing in this photo remains. Imagine had they kept the Allens factory and converted them into warehouse apartments? And lets not talk about the melbourne iconic sign that was pulled down and taken the tip.

Nothing in this photo remains. Imagine had they kept the Allens factory and converted them into warehouse apartments? And lets not talk about the melbourne iconic sign that was pulled down and taken the tip.

Last entry in our Southbank series. Crown opened in 1997 after being temporarily located at the World Trade Centre since 1994. As you can see, the Sandridge/Port Melbourne train line and surrounding factories and car parks were acquired to transform the area.

Last entry in our Southbank series. Crown opened in 1997 after being temporarily located at the World Trade Centre since 1994. As you can see, the Sandridge/Port Melbourne train line and surrounding factories and car parks were acquired to transform the area.

1982 Southbank. Crown Casino now lives here.

South Bank 1982-South Wharf Goods Shed number 1 (b1891) at original site- Bruce Small factory in the back, right.

Located west of Spencer St bridge, Clarendon St- on Yarra River bank, with associated basalt pitched paving (all gone). Now Yarra Promenade. This was the last of the long line of goods sheds that made up South Wharf, built before the obstacle to shipping created by the Spencer Street bridge, a boon to motor traffic. The shed is said to have been relocated to the Polly Woodside complex but if so is now a different animal. I recall visiting shed number one with a Mr Lynch who wanted to use it…

Late 60s Ol Melbourne Town

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Spencer St. bridge construction, ca. 1929

Spencer St. bridge construction, ca. 1929

Looking across river to Flinders Street Station, c. 1922. Photographer: Robert Gibson.  A beautiful photo.  Catalogue record states: Looks north to Flinders Street Station, down Aikman Street, from City Road, South Melbourne. The Alexandra Mansions and the Playhouse Theatre can be seen on the left hand side of the street. Aikman Street is now part of Southgate Avenue. State Library of Victoria Image H42558/6.

Looking across river to Flinders Street Station, c. 1922. Photographer: Robert Gibson. A beautiful photo. Catalogue record states: Looks north to Flinders Street Station, down Aikman Street, from City Road, South Melbourne. The Alexandra Mansions and the Playhouse Theatre can be seen on the left hand side of the street. Aikman Street is now part of Southgate Avenue. State Library of Victoria Image H42558/6.

Vintage Melbourne in Black & White - Page 7 - SkyscraperCity

Vintage Melbourne in Black & White

Interesting pics. The platforms at the old Flinders St look much wider than the current station, or is it just me?