Flinders St Station is a major landmark in central Melbourne and is also a popular place to meet. With Victorian architecture and striking, large clock faces, Melbourne's Flinders Street Station was built in the late 19th century. It is said to the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere. Its striking Victorian architecture maintains the city's link with the past even as it sits cheek by jowl with the contrasting 21st century Federation Square.
Queens Bess Row is a beautiful example of boom time Queen Anne styled residential architecture that became popular during the late 19th and early 20th century. The building was designed as a 'row' of three four storey houses in 1886 and was one of Melbourne's first apartment buildings. It features classic Queen Anne gables, pitched slate roof, prominent chimneys, arcaded verandas and dormer windows.
The Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens were completed in 1880 for Melbourne’s first international exhibition, a product of the optimism, enthusiasm and energy of the people of Melbourne in the late-19th century. Melbourne was a prosperous city, basking in the wealth from the richest gold rush in the world.