Friday flashback to vintage Brisbane of 1926 and the sight of trams travelling down Edward Street.
Image credit – State Library of Queensland
Edward Street, Brisbane, ca. 1926. Middle right of the photograph is the People’s Palace. It is a heritage listed building, built in 1910-11, for the Salvation Army as a temperance hotel. The concept of temperance hotels grew out of the temperance movement and the People’s Palace was the first of its type in Queensland. No alcohol, gambling or ‘other evils’ were permitted on the premises.