1875 Russell Street Looking North from Scots' Church


A photograph from 1875 of Russell Street looking north. The photograph was taken from the top of Scots' Church on the corner of Russell and Collins Streets. Scots' Church was completed in 1874 and was the highest building in Melbourne at that time and provided a wonderful platform for bird's-eye photographs of Melbourne.

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Photograph attributed to the Paterson Brothers.

The notes from the State Library tell us that this image is a "Bird's-eye view of Russell Street and surrounds, encompassing the Wesleyan Church, Lonsdale Street (u.c.), Hansen's Hotel (c.r.), National Hotel (c.r.) and Temperance Hall (c.l.) Horsedrawn vehicles can be seen in centre of Russell Street."

This is a digitally retouched reproduction of the original held by the State Library of Victoria. All prints are reproduced without the HOTPRESS watermarks.

Our team of conservators have worked on a high resolution digital image in order to remove blemishes and artifacts such as stains, mould, scratches and damage caused by the handling of the original. We strive to provide authentic representations of the original work that are suitable for enlargements that retain the tones and character of the original.

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