155-159 #SwanstonStreet , west side, between Little Collins and Bourke, as it was in 1952, when the building (Victorian shops done over in the 20s or 30s) was sold for £180,000. The building is still there, hidden behind the trees, as are the ones either side. But not protected - not within the retail area precinct, nor individually listed !Something for the CBD review. Thanks to @heraldsunphoto_retro for this one!
Then and future. #WaratahPlace#substation original 1930s one before #demolition , and the one about to be built, which channels the old one a bit, but we couldn’t get them to adopt #redbrick , or rather #brickslips , which are bricks on the form of tiles, they’re going to be black/red (they were going to be just black, #onyx in fact, so I guess they met us halfway.
Last month, the QVM Renewal Team lodged an application with #HeritageVictoria to dismantle, repair & reinstate Sheds A to D and construct a three-level basement with customer carparking and operations facilitates. To view these plans and make a submission, click the link in our bio. To learn more about the plans, two public drop-in info sessions will be held Fri 13 & Sat 14 October, 10am to 12pm, at the QVM Renewal Information Hub.
Scenic Railway specialist carpenter Dalida Azar shares this year's restoration work on our 105-year-old wooden rollercoaster: "The 2017 Scenic Railway track section rebuild was a phenomenal effort by all involved. Carpenters, electricians, fitters and scaffolders worked to rebuild 26 sections over 4 straight months in wintry weather conditions. This definitely was the most challenging of rebuilds yet the most rewarding of rebuilds that I have been involved in within the last 9ish years! " 🎢 #melbourneheritage#woodenrollercoaster#amusementpark#lunaparkmelbourne#lunapark#stkilda
City Hatters opened their shop at Flinders Street station in 1910 - and they're still going strong. All sorts of characters have gone through their shop since then. Thousands more walk past them every day. Whether you want to just keep the sun at bay, look extra sharp at the races or discover a little bit of Melbourne's history, @city_hatters_melbourne is definitely worth a visit! 📷 @nanettewhite #melbmoment
Look how the steel frame window and door has turned out! The welder has done an amazing job putting our two salvaged warehouse windows together. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Next week it'll be sandblasted and painted black. And of course glazed on site at our home! #oldtonew#vintage#industrial#melbourneheritage#steelwindows
Once considered a slum in a younger Melbourne, the tight-knit region of the Richmond Hill area has given way to brick-veneer double-fronted homes and orange-walk up flats, and only few intact period brick buildings and timber cottages remained.
But this little timber clad worker cottage on a small, sloping site opted for renovation. A front renovation and rear double-storey extension was proposed for the cottage, with a modern 2-bed dwelling alongside with the intention of complementing the original period façade which was a re-build in the style it was created.
Image and description credit to Taylors Senior Designer Justin Kennedy.