Black & white photograph of the Eastern Annexe in 1928. The Northern section was demolished between 31 Aug and 30 Sept 1971 as Stage 3 of the Master Plan. The Southern section was demolished between the 5 Mar and 1 May 1979 as Stage 6 of the Mastern Plan.
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 of Content
Photograph depicts view from the eastern side of Nicholson Street looking at main entrance of the eastern annexe in 1928. The Palais Royale ballroom can be seen to the left of the main entrance and the "The Residency" building and War Memorial to the right. A car can be seen driving past in the left hand corner.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
The Exhibition Trustees' album containing this photograph provides an invaluable visual record of past maintenance and restoration work undertaken on the Royal Exhibition Buildings prior to the building being recognised with a World Heritage Listing in 2004.
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 01/2000
Place & Date Depicted
Photograph, Black & White
Printed below photograph: Old Eastern Annexe 1928: At left, Palais Royale: Centre, / Central Entrance; At right, "The Residency" and War / Memorial. Northern Section demolished August 31st - / September 30th, 1971 as Stage 3 of Master Plan. / Southern Section demolished March 5th - May 1st, 1979 / as Stage 6 of Master Plan.
Type of item
241 mm (Width), 185 mm (Height)
Buildings, Exhibitions: Melbourne International, 1880-1881, Royal Exhibition Building, Royal Exhibition Building Trustees, Royal Exhibition Building: Eastern Annexe, Royal Exhibition Building: History of Events, 1900-1949