THEN & NOW

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    Column by Mark McDonald. If you like historical Then and Now photos of the west, follow

    Former State Bank, Seddon 1970s

    Across the street from Seddon Station sits the former State Savings Bank of Victoria, Seddon Branch. It was built around 1925, replacing an earlier State Bank on Charles Street.

    Yarraville Station and crossing c1916 … still waiting at the gates!

    South Footscray station before the 1980s Yarraville station.

    1927 ‘Mount Mistake’ in West Footscray 

    Right next to the shiny new Whitten Oval stands ‘Mount Mistake’, a massive tangle of vehicular overpasses that carries Geelong Road traffic over the railway lines at West Footscray station.

    Napier Hotel, Williamstown

    The Napier Hotel stands as one of the oldest in the area, holding historical and social significance for the City of Hobsons Bay.


    Showcasing the exquisite Art Deco facade of the Roxy Theatre, located at 51 Ballarat Road in Maidstone.