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Adelaide Arcade was opened in 1885 and was hailed as the most modern shopping precinct in the Southern Hemisphere.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall | 1880s
Built in 1896, Beehive Corner with its Neo-Gothic facade has been a famous meeting spot since the early 20th century.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall | 1840s, 1890s, 1990s
On the prominent corner of King William Street and Hindley Street, the Colonial Mutual Life (CML) Building is one of Adelaide’s most iconic structures.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Hindley Street, Rundle Mall | 1930s, 2010s, Great Depression
Opening in 1933, inheriting the place of a cinema which had existed on the spot since 1910, the Rex Theatre was a popular cinema on Rundle Street that was demolished in 1961.
Historical Place | By Alexander Parsons, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall | 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Rundle Street has been a centre of shops and arcades, theatre and cafes, as well as acrimonious debate
Historical Place | By Jude Elton, History Trust of South Australia | Rundle Mall, Rundle Street east | early nineteenth century, early twentieth century, early twenty–first century, late nineteenth century, late twentieth century, mid nineteenth century, mid twentieth century
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