Market Street, Melbourne


Market Street, Melbourne
Market Street, facing north from Flinders Street

Market Street is one of the north-south streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Australia, part of the Hoddle Grid laid out in 1837.

Market Street is the only major deviation to the Hoddle Grid, in that it only runs between Flinders Street and Collins Street, such that its vista is terminated by the art-deco Temple Court building on Collins Street.

South of Flinders Street, the roadway continues across the Yarra River via Queens Bridge.

The street was named after the Western Market, Melbourne's first official fresh food and vegetable market[1], which operated on the site now occupied by SunCorp (formerly National Mutual, and more recently AXA) office building, on the block occupied by Collins, Market and William Streets, and Flinders Lane[2].

Tram route 55 runs along Market Street between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street.

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Coordinates: 37°49′7″S 144°57′39″E / 37.81861°S 144.96083°E / -37.81861; 144.96083


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