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1957. The entrance of the old Equitable Building, Collins St. The building, a city landmark, is to be demolished. Now known as Colonial Mutual Life Building - on the corner of Collins and Elizabeth Streets - is a monument to fine building craftmanship and to the more lavish age of the 1890s.

1957. The entrance of the old Equitable Building, Collins St. The building, a city landmark, is to be demolished. Now known as Colonial Mutual Life Building - on the corner of Collins and Elizabeth Streets - is a monument to fine building craftmanship and to the more lavish age of the 1890s.

.Yeah.....this is pretty Macabre in my book!  I still have my doll with her second head from 1954 - it is never right!

.Yeah.....this is pretty Macabre in my book! I still have my doll with her second head from 1954 - it is never right!

History Porn - Photograph of St Kilda Road, taken around 1900, looking south over Princes Bridge, towards St Kilda. : melbourne

History Porn - Photograph of St Kilda Road, taken around 1900, looking south over Princes Bridge, towards St Kilda. : melbourne

Federal Coffee Palace, corner Collins and King Street, photo undated. This grand building, a temperance building (no liquour licence) opened in 1888 - it had 500 rooms including 370 bedrooms. It was later granted a licence and became the Federal Palace Hotel, and then the Federal Hotel and was demolished in 1973. As a matter of interest - note the public urinal on the left. State Library of Victoria Image H4464

Federal Coffee Palace, corner Collins and King Street, photo undated. This grand building, a temperance building (no liquour licence) opened in 1888 - it had 500 rooms including 370 bedrooms. It was later granted a licence and became the Federal Palace Hotel, and then the Federal Hotel and was demolished in 1973. As a matter of interest - note the public urinal on the left. State Library of Victoria Image H4464

1940s: St Kilda Junction, Melbourne. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

1940s: St Kilda Junction, Melbourne. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library/ ARGUS

Bourke St in Melbourne  taken from Parliament House in 1870.

Bourke St in Melbourne taken from Parliament House in 1870.

Interior view of Banquet Hall balcony, Cafe Australia, Melbourne

Interior view of Banquet Hall balcony, Cafe Australia, Melbourne

London Bridge, c. 1930. Sold to Robert Mc Culloch in 1968 and re-assembled in Arizona in 1971.  The Bridges of Old London | Spitalfields Life

London Bridge, c. 1930. Sold to Robert Mc Culloch in 1968 and re-assembled in Arizona in 1971. The Bridges of Old London | Spitalfields Life

Eastern Hill fire station, East Melbourne, c1893-1914. Photograph courtesy State Library Victoria.

Eastern Hill fire station, East Melbourne, c1893-1914. Photograph courtesy State Library Victoria.