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Beyond the Facade Flinders Street More Than Just a Railway Station


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Beyond the Facade: Flinders Street More Than Just a Railway Station explores the 100-year history of Flinders Street Railway Station.

Beyond the Facade invites the reader to explore the many and varied uses of Flinders Street Station over and above its primary function as the central suburban rail terminus. The affinity and affection that many people have for this building is still strongly evident in the culture of Melbourne.

The vision of the Victorian Railway Commissioners to create an institute for the employees that would cater for their educational, social and recreational needs resulted in the construction of an additional storey to the 1899 design for the station. The development of the Victorian Railways Institute thus forms an intrinsic part of the station's history. Furthermore, the incorporation of commercial facilities enabled the government to build a station of sufficient stature consistent with the pride of place that the Melbourne terminus deserved while providing additional revenue for the railways. Flinders Street, more than just a railway station.

Dimensions (mm): 280 x 220

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