Block Arcade, Collins Street – Mark Strizic , 1967. State Library of Victoria Collection

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.

Coop's shot tower, built in 1888, is now enclosed by Melbourne Central shopping centre. This photo was taken in the 1970s, though the exact date is not known.

View of construction in central Melbourne 1975 of underground city rail loop. Now Melbourne Central. An aerial view of Coops shot tower looking over the construction site.

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