Swanston and Collins St 1959. Buildings to the south opposite the Town Hall (left) were demolished for the City Square from 1966 onwards. The Regent Theatre in Collins St. (not shown) was also intended to be demolished but was saved by a union ban. By 1968 a temporary square was installed. On the right at the Capitol Cinema Sidney Poitier was starring in what seems to be ' The Defiant Ones.' Excellent details in pic if double clicked

Swanston and Collins St 1959. Buildings to the south opposite the Town Hall (left) were demolished for the City Square from 1966 onwards. The Regent Theatre in Collins St. (not shown) was also intended to be demolished but was saved by a union ban. By 1968 a temporary square was installed. On the right at the Capitol Cinema Sidney Poitier was starring in what seems to be ' The Defiant Ones.' Excellent details in pic if double clicked

Parliament House on Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria.Pre Federation.

Parliament House on Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria.Pre Federation.

Looking along Swanston St, Melbourne in Victoria in 1915.

Looking along Swanston St, Melbourne in Victoria in 1915.

1955. A special squad of police will be on duty to control the crowd expected at the opening of GJ Coles and Co Ltd's new store on the old Mantons site in Bourke st. Glass doors will be temporarily removed and wooden protective barriers erected. The store covers an acre between Bourke and Little Bourke sts on the site of the historic Theatre Royal. Coles paid £1½ million for the property and more than £150,000 has been spent on refitting..

1955. A special squad of police will be on duty to control the crowd expected at the opening of GJ Coles and Co Ltd's new store on the old Mantons site in Bourke st. Glass doors will be temporarily removed and wooden protective barriers erected. The store covers an acre between Bourke and Little Bourke sts on the site of the historic Theatre Royal. Coles paid £1½ million for the property and more than £150,000 has been spent on refitting..

Collins and Elizabeth St 1967

Collins and Elizabeth St 1967

Buildings in Collins Street, built as annexes to the Colonial Mutual Life Building, Melbourne 1959

Buildings in Collins Street, built as annexes to the Colonial Mutual Life Building, Melbourne 1959

The corner of Swanston and Bourke is one of Melbourne's busiest intersections, where the mall meets the main drag. And while the ma...

The corner of Swanston and Bourke is one of Melbourne's busiest intersections, where the mall meets the main drag. And while the ma...

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