Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne ( ca. 1900)

This is the ground floor of Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne as it was in The top flat can be seen in the previous set of pictures. Half of a stereoview by George Rose. The business continued to operate after Cole's death in finally closing in

1952: Myer's cafeteria packed in the crowds. 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.

Mark Strizic, 1950s, from the ('Old') Melbourne GPO steps; still a popular meeting place and mass observation point.  Corner Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne Australia.

Mark Strizic, from the ('Old') Melbourne GPO steps; still a popular meeting place and mass observation point. Corner Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne Australia.

Central Brunswick, Victoria: Sydney Road (CR. Albert Street) about 1866, taken…

Central Brunswick, Victoria: Sydney Road (Cnr of Albert Street) taken from Albert Street, looking south.

1969: Crowds queue for a taxi in Flinders St, on a rainy day. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

Victoria, Australia Crowds queue for a taxi in Flinders St, on a rainy day. Picture: Herald Sun Image L .

State Library of Victoria by Mark Strizic, Public Library of Victoria c 1957, flexible-base negative, purchased with the assistance of National Cultural Heritage Account, 2007, State Library of Victoria). Melbourne Australia.

State Library of Victoria by Mark Strizic, Public Library of Victoria c flexible-base negative, purchased with the assistance of National Cultural Heritage Account, State Library of Victoria).

In a hurry, Flinders Street Station 1980 | Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

In a hurry, Flinders Street Station 1980

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