Armadale, Melbourne was one of the largest St Kilda Rd mansions. It was demolished in 1976.

Armadale, Melbourne was one of the largest St Kilda Rd mansions. It was demolished in

Built in 1888, the Federal Coffee Palace stood at the corner of Collins and King Streets - once the largest hotel in Australia. It went broke, along with many other Melbourne businesses and re-opened in 1923 with an alcohol licence, as the Federal Hotel.  It contained over 400 bedrooms, billiards rooms and dining room, with a sign over the entrance which read 'Stay here. You'll be welcome'. Sadly, it was demolished in 1973 for office accommodation

New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the 1800s

Federal Coffee Palace at the corner of King and Collins Streets,Melbourne,Victoria (year unknown).

Burdekin House, Macquarie Street, Sydney c1930. Etching, titled and signed "G. Marler". The beautiful house captured the popular imagination, but that didn't save it. Its demolition did bring about the start of a movement in Australia to save our historical buildings.

Burdekin House, Macquarie Street, Sydney c1930. Etching, titled and signed "G. Marler". The beautiful house captured the popular imagination, but that didn't save it. Its demolition did bring about the start of a movement in Australia to save our historical buildings.

Norwood in Brighton was one of Melbourne’s grand mansions. It was town down in the 1950s.

'Norwood' in Brighton was one of Melbourne’s grand mansions. It was torn down in the

Modern Permanent Society Building, Melbourne, Australia, Built 1887, Demolished in the 1970's.

VIC - Melbourne - Modern Permanent Society Building, Melbourne, Australia, Built Demolished in the

The New Colonial Bank of Australasia was a three storey building on the corner of Elizabeth and Little Collins Streets, constructed in 1880. After demolition the doorway was placed on the facade of the Chemistry School in the grounds of the University of Melbourne. Following the demolition of the Chemistry School, the doorway was placed at an exit from the University's underground car park

New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the 1800s

New app allows users to see Melbourne's city streets in the

The old and the new in 1925: Burdekin House next to The Albury, the first purpose-built flat building in Sydney in 1905.  The Albany combined medical and dental chambers on the first two floors and then five stories of residential apartments above.

The old and the new in Burdekin House next to The Albury, the first purpose-built flat building in Sydney in The Albany combined medical and dental chambers on the first two floors and then five stories of residential apartments above.

The magnificent ballroom of Burdekin House, Sydney, photographed in 1933 before it was demolished. Calls to make it a historical museum were ignored.

The magnificent ballroom of Burdekin House, Sydney, photographed in 1933 before it was demolished. Calls to make it a historical museum were ignored.

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