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Perth City - Murray Street

Murray Street is another main Perth city thoroughfare and runs east-west. It is situated between and runs parallel to Wellington and Hay Streets. In the central city area, the Murray Street Mall is a shopping precinct. Its eastern extent is at Victoria Square. It continues its western path through West Perth as far as Thomas Street. Murray Street is named after Sir George Murray who was Secretary for the Colonies (and also for War) between 1828 and 1830


Perth - Old Fire Station

The old Fire Station on Murray Street seen past one of the large Moreton Bay Fig trees that line this end of the street. This was Perth's first purpose-built fire station and was constructed in 1900. It operated as a fire station until 1979. Now it's a Museum and a Fire & Education Training Centre. November 2008. Photos Ref: PMUR001


Perth - Royal Perth Hospital

At the top of Murray Street near Victoria Square. This building is an old part of RPH. It is called Colonial House and is now an administration building, the office of the CEO of South Metropolitan Health Service. This is a former nurses home and was built in 1896. August 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR002


Perth - Chest Clinic

The former Perth Chest Clinic at 17 Murray Street. The clinic has moved elsewhere now and this building operates as a site office for BPi. The premises were erected in 1902 and have also been known as the Hibernian Hall and the Cathedral Hall. March 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR003


Perth - Young Australia League

At 45 Murray Street is the Young Australia League Memorial Building. Occupants in the premises currently include Gilkisons, the YAL Museum, Vinten Browning and JMG. This was built for the League in 1922 and also included a residence. March 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR004


Perth - Young Australia League

The entrance to the Young Australia League Memorial Building. A stone on the building was laid by the Right Hon. William Morris Hughes, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth, on April 23rd, 1922. In Honor of The Members of the League who fell on the Battle Fields during the Great War 1914 - 1918. March 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR005


Perth - Salvation Army Hall

On Murray Street, this is the front on the former Salvation Army Headquarters and Congress Hall. This structure was erected in 1899. March 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR006


Perth - Salvation Army Hall

Fronting Barrack Street, here is a section of the 1899 Salvation Army Citadel and People's Palace. This is apparently joined at the rear to the Murray Street premises above. To the right is Milton Chambers. November 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR007


Perth - Government Stores

The former Government Stores Building is now used by the Department of Health, North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health. Construction commenced in 1911. At one time the Department of Mines used this building. At another time this building was known as Murray House. March 2015. Photos Ref: PMUR008


Perth - Government Printing Office

On the corner of Murray and Pier Streets is the former Government Printing Office. Curtain University has taken over part or all of it as an inner-city campus. The building was erected in 1894. At one stage the premises were used as a Telecom Museum. August 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR009


Perth - Government Printing Office

A little bit further east on Murray Street. You can see the Curtain shingle. The building in the right of picture is the former Government Stores Building. August 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR010


Perth - Miss Maud's Restaurant

Miss Maud's restaurant on the corner of Pier Street. The was formerly the Derward Hotel and was constructed in 1911. March 2013. Photos Ref: PMUR011


Perth - Murray Street Mall

Murray Street looking east from the walk-way over this road between Carillon Arcade and Myers. October 2007. Photos Ref: PMUR012


Perth - Murray Street Mall

Murray Street Mall is quite busy this Sunday. This duo 'The Essence' sound good and add to inner-city life. October 2007. Photos Ref: PMUR013


Perth - Laneway

City laneways often are mostly out of sight and generally don't look the best. Nevertheless they help to tell the story of the city. Here's one running off Murray Street. September 2008. Photos Ref: PMUR014


Perth - Commonwealth Bank in Forrest Place

The former Commonwealth Bank building is a commanding structure on the corner of Forrest Place and Murray Street. It was erected between 1930 and 1933. It's no longer a bank. It now appears to be a clothing market. March 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR015


Perth - Post Office in Forrest Place

Here is the iconic Perth GPO in Forrest Place. It's next door to the old Commonwealth Bank. Construction commenced in 1914. This is the precise location where distances from Perth are measured on maps and road signs. Mile Peg '0'. August 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR016


Perth - Carillon Arcade

A view from the overpass near Myers, looking down on Murray Street and taking in the entrance to the Carillon Arcade. May 2013. Photos Ref: PMUR017


Perth - New Building Over Perth Underground

Construction begins on another multi-story tower. This time it's right over the top of the new Perth Underground Station. This view is looking north from Murray Street to the rear of buildings on Wellington Street, one of which is the Globe Hotel (probably the centre one). That building on the far top left is old commercial premises on William Street. Now a mere facade on Raine Square. To the right is a sliver of the rear of the former Commonwealth Bank which faces Forrest Chase. October 2007. Photos Ref: PMUR018


Perth - New Building Over Perth Underground

Three years on the above hole has turned into this building. In this photo you can see the Murray Street entrance of the underground platforms of Perth railway station. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR019


Perth - Food Court

Just to the east of the above photo is this brand new food-court, arcade, and up above office suites. To the right you can see a bit of what used to be the Commonwealth Bank. August 2011. Photos Ref: PMUR020


Perth - Piccadilly Arcade

Almost directly across the road from the 'new building' above, is the Murray Street portal of Piccadilly Arcade. Piccadilly Arcade has survived much knocking down and redevelopment all around it. This and Plaza Arcade go back many decades. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR021


Perth - Queens Buildings

On a corner of William Street, is the fine old 1898 Queens Building. August 2011. Photos Ref: PMUR022


Perth - Wentworth Hotel

On a corner of Murray Street and William Street is the Wentworth Plaza Hotel which was established in 1928. Today it continues to trade as such. August 2011. Photos Ref: PMUR023


Perth - Moon and Sixpence Pub

Here is the Moon & Sixpence pub which is next door to the Wentworth Plaza Hotel. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR024


Perth - Wentworth Hotel

The hole in the ground behind those boards is where the Moon and Sixpence used to be. Closed May 2017. Another good pub bites the dust. That brick building is the rear and some Murray Street frontage of the Wentworth Hotel which is again being worked on. Hidden for years were those bricked up windows and doorways. Soon to be hidden away again for decades when the new building goes up. March 2018. Photos Ref: PMUR025


Perth - Electricity Sub-Station

West of William Street, on Murray Street the 'Electric Light Sub Station' built in 1914. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR026


Perth - Old Telephone Exchange

Almost across the road from the Electric Light Sub Station is the original (or at least a very early) Telephone Exchange. It is of 1910 vintage. These days it's occupied by Fujitsu. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR027


Perth - City Hotel

This used to be called the City Hotel. It was built in 1898. It's now called the Belgian Beer Cafe Westende (which is apparently a chain of pubs across the country). The Perth version is on the corner of Murray and King Streets. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR028


Perth - Hostel Milligan

The Hostel Milligan on the corner of Milligan and Murray Streets. It was built in the early 1930's. This has also been known as Pearl Villa and Hotel Milligan. At ground level is Caddy's Lunch Bar. August 2011. Photos Ref: PMUR029


Perth - W.D. & H.O. Wills Building

At the corner of Murray and Milligan Streets is the former W.D. & H.O. Wills warehouse. It was built in 1927. Those apartments up on top are recent additions - the 'MMVII' suggests they were added in 2007. November 2010. Photos Ref: PMUR030

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