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Photograph - The New 'Residency' from the Nicholson Street Gate, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa Feb 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 124703

Summary:
Colour photograph of the Nicholson Street Gate to 'The Residency', probably circa February 1985.

The original old 'Residency' was built in 1879, being part of the northern end of the Eastern Annexe set aside for the Secretary of the Exhibition Trustees in 1889, following the 1888 Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition. These rooms were later used by the Exhibition Boys Club and the White Ensign Club, before the northern end of the Eastern Annexe was finally demolished in September 1971. A new 'Residency' was built for the Director of the Exhibition Trustees circa 1921, on the eastern side of the Annexe, and, from 1961 onwards, was enlarged and renovated several times to accomodate the growing needs of the Director.

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 colour photographic print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
View towards the front gate, the Nicholson Street Gate, of the new 'Residency', showing the blue stone posts framing the entrance, and the dense foliage bordering the gardens of the 'Residency'.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 202 mm (Height), 252 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, gardens, buildings, royal exhibition building, residences, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building history of events 1980-1989
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: residences
Inscriptions: Printed below photograph: "The Residency" front gate to Nicholson Street.
Format: Photograph: Colour
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

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