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Friday, April 8, 2016

Corner of Walker and Lonsdale streets, Dandenong, Undated.

This view provides and exciting glimpse into Walker street before the construction of Dandenong Plaza, causing Walker street to now end at the corner of McCrae street. At the time this picture was taken McCrae street still ran through to near the Market, as the Palm Plaza section had not been closed to traffic yet.
The yellow traffic lights which graced this intersection for many years had not yet been installed. The pine trees were still new. along with a white glow to the newly erected Post Office along side the town hall. Waltons was still in the future Venture, then Dimmeys building and Woolworths still had its large store on McCrae street near the Market.
At this time the old field/oval used for the Dandenong Show, next to the market, had not yet been lost. With Maples up Lonsdale street, the collection of forgotten shops was still intact. Progress meant the end for some, and others wee taken over by more prosperous shops. This picture would have been taken from the former AMP building.
Photo supplied by: Brad Farrell
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