Wednesday, 21 September 2016

KEW CENTRAL

Kew is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 6 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Kew had a population of 23,876. Formerly a city in its own right, the cities of Kew, Hawthorn and Camberwell were amalgamated in 1994 to form the City of Boroondara. The suburb borders the Yarra River to the west and north, with Hawthorn to its south and Balwyn to its east.

The commercial precinct known as Kew Junction began to take shape in the 1850s. The first store was opened by Mr. J. J. French in August 1853 and the first post office on 6 October 1856, however, it was not till towards the end of the decade that many shops appeared in High Street. The Kew Hotel opened in 1855, the Prospect Hill Hotel (now the Dan Murphy's liquor store) in 1857, the Council Hotel about 1860, the Clifton (now Hotel Kew) in 1869 and the Greyhound (now the Skinny Dog Hotel) in 1874. The block of civic buildings comprising the former post office, the former court house and the former police station were built in 1888 as was the National Bank, at the corner of Walpole and High Streets.

This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the  Travel Tuesday meme.






7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! Great architecture!

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  2. How delightful!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-man-in-moon.html

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  3. What grand looking buildings and the red brick ones could be in many
    parts of the UK today, I had an apatrment in a building very similar
    in a place called New Brighton, a seaside town on the Wirral Penninsular,
    which is on the opposite side of the River Mersey to the famed City of Liverpool,
    home of The Beatles and many more bands from The Swinging Sixties.
    There a lot of homes in Liverpool similar to yours.
    Thanks for sharing your delightful pictures with us.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  4. Love it.... that 'gazebo-like' gate is beautiful as are many houses in their architecture

    Have a nice ABC-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/19k-20-sept/

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  5. Looks like a very livable city!

    ROG, ABCW

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  6. When I saw the bus, I was amazed that Kew with its small population has such as impressive bus system. Then I went back to read that the city was part of a metropolis. So, I'm not going to be jealous that our bigger small city can't do something like Kew. :-)

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