Collins Street 1937

Friday April 22, 2016

This distinct Moderne-style building, at 33 Collins Street (the Paris End), was built as medical suites in 1937.

Melbourne street scene

Street scenes

Monday April 18, 2016

A series of street scenes of Melbourne in the 1920s, shot at different speeds and angles for visual effect.

Flinderrs Lane and Swanston Streets

Swanston Street 1966

Monday April 18, 2016

In this photograph by Karl Halla, pedestrians wait at the northwest corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street as a Morris Minor passes through the intersection.

Port of Melbourne Quarterly.

The Great Hall

Wednesday April 13, 2016

Leonard French designed and built the stained glass ceiling of the Great Hall. The ceiling is said to give an effect of being under water when viewed from within this space.

Golden Fleece Service Station

Golden Fleece Service Station

Friday March 18, 2016

The chain of Golden Fleece Service Stations was established by H C Sleigh & Company in 1913. It was the first of the one-brand service stations in Australia. Prior to its establishment, service stations sold various brands of petrol. Golden Fleece is derived in name from the golden-haired winged ram in Greek mythology.

CIty Museum

re: Built Environment: Imitating Melbourne Architecture

Tuesday March 10, 2009

From Renaissance cathedrals to Rubik’s cubes, Melbourne’s buildings have been inspired by an array of influences.