This walk covers the triangle of roads between Barkly, Carlisle, & Acland Streets. It commences at the Village Belle Hotel then north along Barkly Street, left into Carlisle Street, left into Albert Street, and left into Acland. An alternative last leg is to go right instead of left at Acland Street and then on to the Esplanade ending outside the Palais Theatre.
The following notes give a timeline for each point of interest along the route. Download here.
1906 Nov 2, Dreamland amusemant Park opens but fails within one year.
1911 May, The Greater J D (James Dixon) Williams Amusement Co. applies to lease site for a Coney Island style Steeplechase Park
1912 Dec 13, Luna Park opens.
1913 J D Williams returns to America. Herman, Harold and Leon Phillips become managers.
1916 Closes for war
1907 Jan 26, Robson’s Figure Eight rollercoaster opens
1913 Dec 28, new Palais de Danse opens, replacing Figure Eight
1915 Sep 20, renamed Palais de Danse Pictures
1920 New Palais Pictures Pictures opened, designed by Nahum Barnet (1855-1931) architect.
1925 Sep 12, Burley Griffin architect calls tenders for new facade and interior alterations
1926 Feb 10, cinema destroyed by fire
1927 Nov 11, New Palais Pictures opens, designed by Henry Eli White (1872-1952) architect
1945 Sep 17, renamed Palais Theatre