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Photograph - Cathedral Hotel, Swanston Street, circa 1965

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Corner view of the Cathedral Hotel on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. It was demolished in 1968.
Object Registration
2015.0241
Keywords
cathedral hotel (melb), dorothy rogers
Historical information
The Cathedral Hotel was demolished by the Melbourne City Council to make way for the new City Square.
When Made
c. 196
Significance
This work forms part of the collection assembled by the historian Dorothy Rogers, that was donated to the Kew Historical Society by her son John Rogers in 2015. The manuscripts, photographs, maps, and documents were sourced by her from both family and local collections or produced as references for her print publications. Many were directly used by Rogers in writing ‘Lovely Old Homes of Kew’ (1961) and 'A History of Kew' (1973), or the numerous articles on local history that she produced for suburban newspapers. Most of the photographs in the collection include detailed annotations in her hand. The Rogers Collection provides a comprehensive insight into the working habits of a historian in the 1960s and 1970s. Together it forms the largest privately-donated collection within the archives of the Kew Historical Society.
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17 Jul 2017 at 4:24PM