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Historic William, Russell, Exhibition, Spencer and Lonsdale Streets in B & W (Melb)

William Street


Melbourne’s first Exhibition building at the corner of William and Lt Lonsdale Streets.






The 1st Menzies Hotel ~ 1880.


The second enlarged Menzies Hotel.

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Russell Street


Russell Street in 1878.


Melbourne’s second museum on Russell Street, behind the State Library.


Russell Street Police Headquarters, now Concept Blue.



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Exhibition Street


Alexandra Theatre in its past glory.
Now called Her Majesty’s and in need of restoration.
How about it Bracks, Mariner or So?

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Spencer Street


The now demolished Carlyon’s Hotel, southern corner of Spencer and Bourke Streets.

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Lonsdale Street


A former mansion, now demolished.


Only one of these buildings still stands.
 

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Wouldn't the replacement of that truncated pyramid dome on Her Majesty's Theatre look magnificent? I never understood why these were ever removed from certain buildings.


Her Majesty's Theatre, 2005
 

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Exhibition Street



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Wellington Parade Might as well include this street as well.



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Lonsdale Street

 

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William Street



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Russell Street





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The Library of the Supreme Court, the domed building in the centre of the Law Courts, stands within the building’s courtyard.
It was built in 1877.
 

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William Street



Above, the original Harbor Trust building from a photo taken in1882, sited at the corner of William Street and Flinders Lane, below, north-end of William Street near Flagstaff Gardens about 120 years ago and after that, the Law Courts.




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Looks like some of the statues on the top of the Vic Railways building(now Grand Hotel) have been removed over the years - mores the pity.
 

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Wonderful old pics. The Royal Mint is a mueum now, am I right?

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