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Fantastic photos Peter. I enjoy looking at every one of them.

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^^ Thanks! smiley

Treasury Place, Spring Street, another sad loss. I think it was demolished in the early 1970s.

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The Geological Museum was built in 1909 and stood on Gisborne Street, now Macarthur Street, Treasury Place, Melbourne. The museum was demolished in 1964.

You can see it on the right of this Edwardian postcard as well.

That's St Patrick's Cathedral without its spires behind the museum.

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The Robin Boyd designed Southgate Fountain, demolished in the late 1970s to make way for Hamer Hall.

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On the subject of fountains, does anyone remember the Grollo Fountain?

It used to face Nicholson Street and was in front of the Centennial Hall an annex of the REB, it was removed to help restore REB and create new forecourt there.

The fountain was quite impressive and I'm sure it has been stored away somewhere until a new home is found for it.

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The Homeopathic Hospital that once stood on St Kilda Road replaced over time by Prince Henry’s Hospital, that in turn was demolished to make way for the Melburnian Apartments.

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Illoura, built in 1889 was one of the grand mansions of St Kilda Road.


It had forty-six rooms and was in the Victorian Italianate style, two storeys high with the central square tower that was so popular at the time.


It was demolished and replaced by an office building (Illoura Plaza) in the mid-1960s.

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A cluster of now demolished buildings on the eastern side of the south-end of Queen Street ~ 1940s.

 

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Further north up Queen Street, looking down towards Collins Street we see the APA (L&G) building with its striking tower on the south-east corner of Collins and Queen Streets.

 

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The northern side of the west-end of Collins Street ~ late 1950s.

 

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Edwardian postcard of Collins Street, between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets.

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Two of the Prell's Buildings on the left on Queen Street and Goode House on the right facing Collins Street.

I'm sure we all know that the Prell's Building on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets had a tower added and became the APA (L&G) building.

 

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The Cromwell Building at the north-west corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets is featured in this photograph from 1937.

 

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The Fink’s Building at the north-east corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets, completed in 1888 and demolished in 1960. The photograph below shows it surviving one of Melbourne largest ever fires in 1897. The Fink’s Building at 43 metres & 10 storeys was Melbourne’s tallest building in 1888.

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Edwardian postcard of the west-end of Collins Street, featuring the Royal Insurance Building.

After its demolition in the 1930s, parts of the facade of the building were recycled and used on the exterior of Montsalvat in Eltham.

 

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The CML Building, completed in 1896 and demolished in 1960, north-west corner of Collins and Elizabeth Streets. Known by many as the last boom-style building to be completed in Melbourne in the year 1896 during Melbourne's worst depression.

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Leonard House, 44-46 Elizabeth Street. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin, completed in 1924 and demolished after fire damage in 1976.

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depressing viewing considering what has been lost

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especially CML

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Built in 1887 for the Temperance & General (T&G) Assurance Society, the building on the corner of Swanston and Little Collins Streets had been one of boom-time Melbourne’s minor splendours. Its two-street façade had six storeys on Swanston Street and sloped to three up Little Collins Street. Melbourne City Council bought the T&G Building in 1928 as an extension of its town hall offices, renaming it Town Hall Chambers. It was demolished in 1971 to create a small temporary City Square.

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Edwardian postcard of Bourke Street, from the intersection of Exhibition and Bourke Streets.

Eastern Market on the left.

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Interior of the Eastern Market during demolition.

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Collins Street from the Swanston Street intersection, featuring the Premier Building (third building from left) ~ 1890s.

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Parer’s Crystal Café, Bourke Street ~ 1880s.

Demolished to make way for the Midcity Cinema Complex.

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An Edwardian postcard of Bourke Street featuring the Melbourne Coffee Palace and Parer’s Crystal Café.

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Development & Planning

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The swirl of development activity in Footscray has found another gear as new projects are submitted for approval, or are on the verge of beginning construction. Two separate planning applications have been advertised by Maribyrnong City Council; their subsequent addition to the Urban Melbourne Project Database has seen the overall number of apartment developments within Footscray in development swell to 40.

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