Melbourne's great eyesore, demolishing the 1960s Gas and Fuel Corporation buildings which obstructed a vista of heritage buildings along Flinders Street including St Paul's Cathedral to make way for Federation Square.

Gas & Fuel Corporation building, seen from above Young & Jackson's Hotel, Flinders Street, Melbourne - St Paul's Cathedral - Culture Victoria

View of Collins Street, West of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 1960  Photographer: Judith Doig

View of Collins Street, West of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 1960 Photographer: Judith Doig.

1951: People relax on the lawns outside the State Library of Victoria. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ARGUS

IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.

1951: People relax on the lawns outside the State Library of Victoria. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ARGUS

IT IS difficult to imagine today, but only a few decades ago a suburban-style motor accessories store stood at one of the Melbourne CBD’s prime locations.

Top picture taken in 1985 Bottom picture taken in 2008

Melbourne - Top picture taken in 1985 Bottom picture taken in 2008

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne               The 1932 interior of Flinders St Station. The station remains largely the same today. Picture: File - Argus Collection

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne The 1932 interior of Flinders St Station. The station remains largely the same today.

Collins Street in glorious black & white, from east end to west end. The…

The former Victoria Coffee Palace features prominently in the photo below of Collins Street ~

1949 St Pauls, Swanston St looking Nth

HISTORY: The Gothic [Anglican] St Paul's Cathedral in the CBD, cnr Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. It was built between 1880 and consecrated in

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