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Adelaide Arcade, between Rundle & Grenfell Streets, 1886 B 2903 Photographer: Samuel White Sweet. Captain Sweet also rented premises in the arcade. Looking south from Rundle Street. The arcade opened 12 December 1885. A pair of Atlantes figures support the ceiling and form a guard to the entrance. The architect's use of cast iron, plate glass and electric light made it a progressive building at the time, in fact it was one of Adelaide's first buildings to use electric lighting. The…

Adelaide Botanic Gardens #8 The Palm House is an exquisite, painstakingly restored Victorian glasshouse imported from Bremen, Germany in 1875. It is thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence. The Palm House was designed by German architect Gustav Runge and the sophisticated engineering techniques used in its construction make it a benchmark in glasshouse design. The hanging glass walls are similar to those used in today's city bu

Antonio, Terzita and Tony Lopez in the doorway of the shop, 1960s. In 1934 Antonio and Terzita Lopez opened a fruit and vegetable shop at...

Antonio and Terzita in the Lopez shop, c. 1937 In 1934 Antonio and Terzita Lopez opened a fruit and vegetable shop at 866 Military Road, ...