BLOCKS 28 + 21 | Bridging The Blocks

A footbridge linking two buildings is often a divisive issue but Melbourne Central is showing us how wonderful it can be.

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BLOCK 12 | Melbourne’s Most Instagramable Floor

The Block Arcade’s mosaic floors have been listed as one of the World’s most instagramable floors.

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BLOCK 21 | Rose, Thistle and Shamrock

On this day, 23 January 1847,  The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser, ran the following advertisement for Richard Browne: Richard Browne; begs to inform his friends and the public, that he has obtained from the former Proprietor the transfer of the above-licensed premises in Elizabeth Street, a few doors from Townend’s Corner, the business of…

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BLOCK 1 | A Visual Journey

BLOCK 1 is framed by Spencer, Flinders, King and Collins Streets.

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BLOCK 10 | Dr. James Bridgeham Motherwell

BLOCK 10 | On this day, 17 May 1853, Dr. James Bridgeham Motherwell, lodged a Building Application for his House at 90 Collins Street east.

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BLOCK 3 | Sir William John Clarke Dies

BLOCK 3 | On this day, 15 May 1897, Sir William John Clarke died from a heart attack at the Union Club Hotel.

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BLOCK 9 | The Protestant Hall

BLOCK 9 | On this day, 14 May 1847, The Melbourne Argus reported that progress was being made on the construction of The Protestant Hall and Schoolroom.

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BLOCK 14 | The Wesleyan Church

BLOCK 14 | On this day, 11 May 1840, the foundation stone of the Collins Street Wesleyan Church was laid by the Rev. Benjamin Hurst.

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BLOCK 10 | The Eastern Market

BLOCK 10 | On this day, 10 May 1879, ‘The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil’, reported that satisfactory progress was being made with the construction of The Eastern Market Buildings.

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BLOCK 19 | St. Patrick’s Hall – the first Legislative Council of Victoria

BLOCK 19 | On this day, 09 May 1851, it was reported that Victoria’s first Legislative Council signed a 3 Year Lease for St Patrick’s Hall in Bourke Street.

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