St Kilda Junction

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By: Lisa Lyons

The St Kilda Junction, pictured in 1939.

The hotel you can see is the famous Grand Junction Hotel, a local watering hole for Australian & American troops, Irish settlers and all types of tradesmen.

On the picture you can also see cable cars, known as trams, cars, pedestrians walking leisurely, a gentleman strolling towards St Kilda Road to the left, and Barley street to the right, advertising for the Palais on the right hand side. On the left hand corner, a man in a box directs cable cars and traffic, as there were no traffic lights. Above him, there is an advertisement for the famous Fosters Lager.

My, how it’s changed now in 2012!

This photo was taken by my grandfather when he worked for the Argus paper.

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