Photograph - Construction of Centennial Gardens from South, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124333

Summary:
Black & white photograph of the construction of Centennial Hall taken from the southern end of the Nicholson Street carpark in February 1980. The carpark would shortly be demolished to make way for the garden and landscape redevelopment around the eastern and southern faces of Centennial Hall.

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.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. The images shows rows of cars parked in the Nicholson Street carpark on the east of the Exhibition Buildings, with the partly constructed Centennial Hall visible in the left background. The carpark would shortly be demolished to make way for the garden and landscape around the eastern and southern faces of Centennial Hall. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 180 mm (Height), 245 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, building construction, construction, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: centennial hall
Inscriptions: CENTENNIAL GARDENS/ AUGUST 25th - OCTOBER 1st 1980/ Nicholson Street Car Park looking north February 1980.
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881

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