Black & white photograph of the 'Residency' looking north-west along Nicholson street, showing the garage that faced Nicholson street, circa 1938.

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

View looking south of the northern end of the Eastern Annexe and the old 'Residency' being demolished. Cyclone wire fencing has been errected with signage that reads 'Gate 7 Nth/ CLOSED' at various intervals along the fence. A truck and a crane are visible behind the wire fencnig on the image right, and an elm tree dominates the centre foreground. The dome of the Exhibition Building is now visible beyond the partly demolished annexe.

Physical Description

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.

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