Myer Emporium and Lonsdale House

Photos documenting the loss of Lonsdale House and Caledonian Lane and the new Myer Emporium development. Two gifs showing the changes and a full gallery below.

From interesting laneway building to bland wall
From interesting laneway building to bland wall
From gritty laneway to plain walls
From gritty laneway to plain walls

2 thoughts on “Myer Emporium and Lonsdale House

  1. Angelo Lane… originally called The Herald Passage (The early original Melbourne Herald Newspaper printing works-Post Office Place Little Bourke St Melbourne) was beside the now demolished old Melbourne Telegraph Office in Little Bourke St East, the Green and Grey Building with David Jones in the background, beside the Myer Store pictured here. The Angelo Lane site has now been subsumed into the redevelopment of the New Myer Emporium. It was situated basically behind, or in close parallel with, the old Melbourne GPO. It was home at one point in Melbourne’s history to Antonio Azzopardi (1805-1881) (my great great great grandfather Zejtun, Malta-Erin St Richmond – a printer, lithographer, draughtsman for The Herald Newspaper and distributor of mail for the GPO), his wife Margaret Hannah Sandeman 1818-1912 (my g g g gran from Perth, Perthshire, Scotland) his son Angelo James Azzopardi 1846-1896 (my ggg uncle artist, printer, footballer), daughter Claudina Sandeman Azzopardi (Deschamps, Bridgman) 1847-1942 (my great great grandmother), Valletta Sandeman Azzopardi 1849-1943 (330 corner King St and LaTrobe Sts Melbourne CBD (newsagent) (grandfather of Lola Russell / City Kid and my great great g uncle) and Galileo Francis Azzopardi 1856-1930 (known as Leo Azzopardi-died Napier, New Zealand, Optometrist, Opthomologist, Browning St, Napier NZ and France St, Napier NZ) (also my ggg uncle).
    Kind Regards and Best Wishes – Elizabeth Curtain née James (Trafalgar, Vic, Aust.) (Documented Evidential Researcher of my family’s history).


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