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Photograph - Demolition of East Central Entrance from Nicholson Street, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1971 Image Reg. No: MM 124075

Black & white photograph of the east central entrance to the Exhibition Building at the commencement of demolition, September 1971. The northern section of the eastern annexe, including the east central entrance, was demolished between August and September 1971.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
East central entrance to the Exhibition Building from Nicholson Street with a crane in the background, car park with cars in the foreground and large trees to the right of the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 246 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: buildings, royal exhibition building, construction works, car parks, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: eastern annexe
Inscriptions: Master Plan Stage 3 - Demolition east central entrance from Nicholson/ Street September 16th - 28th 1971./ Demolition commences. At right is remaining unit of old exhibition/ mews which formed part of tables and propogating house of nursery/ stables, now part of "The Residency", residence of Director./ Entrance was used by visitors to War Museum and picture gallery and/ prior to demolition acted as service access to Palais Royale and Royale/ Ballroom.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971

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