The Royal Arcade ran from George Street near the markets, through to Pitt Street, near the School of Arts. Over 90 meters long, it was well lit, with a lofty celestory and gas lamps. There were 31 shops on the ground floor, 36 offices on the first floor and a photographic studio above them at the George Street end. Of Sydney’s five Victorian arcades, only the Strand survived twentieth century development, the Royal disappearing beneath the Hilton Hotel in the mid 1970s.

The Royal Arcade ran from George Street near the markets, through to Pitt Street, near the School of Arts. Over 90 meters long, it was well lit, with a lofty celestory and gas lamps. There were 31 shops on the ground floor, 36 offices on the first floor and a photographic studio above them at the George Street end. Of Sydney’s five Victorian arcades, only the Strand survived twentieth century development, the Royal disappearing beneath the Hilton Hotel in the mid 1970s.

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games Print/Poster - £4.99

1956 Olympic Games Melbourne A3 Poster Reprint

Flinders Street Station | Culture Victoria Blog site for the Flinders Street Station project. I think this must be the ballroom. I hope this will be preserved during the rebuilding of the station.

Flinders Street Station | Culture Victoria Blog site for the Flinders Street Station project. I think this must be the ballroom. I hope this will be preserved during the rebuilding of the station.

Melbourne, in the Flinders St - Spencer St area 1920s, by the late J J Dallinger, of Albury. via Flickr. VIntage Melbourne,Victoria, Australia

Melbourne, in the Flinders St - Spencer St area 1920s, by the late J J Dallinger, of Albury. via Flickr. VIntage Melbourne,Victoria, Australia

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1965: Commuters at Spencer St Station. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library.

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1965: Commuters at Spencer St Station. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library.

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1966: Burke Rd, Camberwell. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1966: Burke Rd, Camberwell. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

1952: Myer's cafeteria packed in the crowds. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

1952: Myer's cafeteria packed in the crowds. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1964: Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1964: Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

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