Historical Melbourne

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

Our greatest remaining skyscraper from the 30s?

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

Tramway construction in Sturt St,South Melbourne in Victoria in 1925. 🌹

Tramway construction in Sturt St,South Melbourne in Victoria in 1925. 🌹

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.

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. Accession number: H34389/47 From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.

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. Accession number: H34389/47 From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.

Howey Place and Coles Book Arcade Toy Department, Lt. Collins St., #Melbourne

Howey Place and Coles Book Arcade Toy Department, Lt. Collins St., #Melbourne

Melbourne’s Forgotten Department Stores | In Pursuit of Pulchritude

Melbourne’s Forgotten Department Stores | In Pursuit of Pulchritude

FOYS department store on cnr Bourke & Swanston streets welcomes visitors to the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

The mixed fortunes of Melbourne's 1956 Olympic venues, 60 years on

Sixty years on from the Melbourne Games, the venues for the 1956 Olympics have met with differing fates, from beloved icons to bedraggled eyesores

The Melbourne Terminus that was to be developed into Flinders Station, 1890-1900. From: Melbourne Curious: Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station

The Melbourne Terminus that was to be developed into Flinders Station, 1890-1900. From: Melbourne Curious: Flinders Street Station

Georges, circa 1913-1920

Georges on Collins department store remembered for elegance

Nearly 20 years after closing its doors, department store Georges on Collins is being remembered in a new book for its elegance rather than its arrogance.

Clifton Hill October 1977. Now a friggen Maccas. :(

1970's Australia

This is my second post featuring 1970's photography by David Wadelton of Northcote Hysterical Society. (Original post here). Many thanks to David for allowing me to share more of his fantastic work. Geelong 1977 Clifton Hill 1977 Sydney Ashes Test 1980 Sleeping outside St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne 1976 The old United Kingdom Hotel, Clifton Hill October 1977 Pebblecrete Bus Shelter, Collingwood 1979 Glamour Girl Salon November 1977 Princess Plaza view 1976 Near Bega N.S.W 1978 Empty Cafe…

Flinders street station

Flinders Street Station Ballroom

Tobias Horrocks delves into the chequered history of a Melbourne icon.

Sticking with the performance art theme here is a very unique view of the construction of Hamer Hall at the Melbourne Arts Centre in 1979. The centre replaced the Snowden Gardens and the Southgate Fountain that were on the site although the fountain wasnt built until 1957. The park was in place for most of the 20th century and contained beautiful gardens and areas of amusement park. #hamerhall #lostmelbourne #history #cfkheritage

Instagram post by CFK Heritage • Mar 31, 2016 at 6:31am UTC

Sticking with the performance art theme here is a very unique view of the construction of Hamer Hall at the Melbourne Arts Centre in 1979. The centre replaced the Snowden Gardens and the Southgate Fountain that were on the site although the fountain wasnt built until 1957. The park was in place for most of the 20th century and contained beautiful gardens and areas of amusement park. #hamerhall #lostmelbourne #history #cfkheritage

1952. Radio station 3DB in Flinders St, on the eastern side of the Herald Sun building (just in frame on left) . #melbourne #melbournecity #1950s

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1952. Radio station 3DB in Flinders St, on the eastern side of the Herald Sun building (just in frame on left) . #melbourne #melbournecity #1950s

InterContinental Melbourne

The most beautiful buildings in Melbourne

Looking for beautiful buildings in Melbourne? We've got you sorted. Explore something new and take a tour of these stunning Melbourne buildings.