1905 Elevated view of Melbourne from the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets


A panoramic photo by Robert Vere Scott, taken from the top of the Victoria Building, looking across the intersection of Collins and Swanston Streets. Melbourne Town Hall is on the far right of the photo. Most other buildings are long gone. The Stewart Dawson building was replaced by the Manchester Unity Building in 1932. The Town Hall Building is still there. Also still standing is Coop's Shot Tower - towards the end of Swanston Street on the right, and the ES&A Gothic Bank on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets over to the left. 

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Notes from the State Library tell us that the image is an "Elevated view looking north, in left foreground: three storey building with porch over footpath on left, sign for the name [...] Seymour in lights on roof and Chambers & Seymour on wall, in centre: Stewart Dawson & Co.; Town Hall on right."

Photograph attributed to Robert Vere Scott.

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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