This kind of housing once dominated inner-city suburbs like Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond.

This kind of housing once dominated inner-city suburbs like Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond.

A pedestrian is stranded on a bench as water roars down Elizabeth Street during floods, 1972. Photo: Neville Bowler

A pedestrian is stranded on a bench as water roars down Elizabeth Street during floods, 1972. Photo: Neville Bowler

Orient Hotel, corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, c1910. The hotel was demolished in the 1930s. Photograph from State Library Victoria.

Orient Hotel, corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, c1910. The hotel was demolished in the 1930s. Photograph from State Library Victoria.

Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

Historic Photo of the Day - Collins Street, Melbourne ~ 1888, looking west from Spring Street.Grosvenor Chambers at 9 Collins Street was Australia's first custom built complex of artist's studios, still under construction in the photo below. Love the twin domed towers of the old Masonic Temple on the left as well, demolished to make way for Collins Place.

Melbourne's fish and game market in Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River. This market was demolished in the late 1950s. Australia

Melbourne's fish and game market in Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River. This market was demolished in the late 1950s. Australia

Elizabeth St, Melbourne. 1956. . #melbourne #melbournecity #1950s #elizabethst #monochrome #vintage #blackandwhite #bw #elizabethstreet #archives #50s #flindersststation #tram #melbournecbd #clock #trams #flindersstreetstation #trams #street #clocktower #melbmoment #bandw #streetshot #streetlife #streetscene #melbournehistory #bnw #vintagecar #melbournelife #streetphotography

Elizabeth St, Melbourne. 1956. . #melbourne #melbournecity #1950s #elizabethst #monochrome #vintage #blackandwhite #bw #elizabethstreet #archives #50s #flindersststation #tram #melbournecbd #clock #trams #flindersstreetstation #trams #street #clocktower #melbmoment #bandw #streetshot #streetlife #streetscene #melbournehistory #bnw #vintagecar #melbournelife #streetphotography

The New Eastern Market opened 22 December 1879 and was demolished in 1960. It was located at the south-west corner of Bourke and Exhibition ...http://www.walkingmelbourne.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401

The New Eastern Market opened 22 December 1879 and was demolished in 1960. It was located at the south-west corner of Bourke and Exhibition ...http://www.walkingmelbourne.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401

1951 Nepean Highway near Sorrento. www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/centenary

1951 Nepean Highway near Sorrento. www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/centenary

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